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Orillia Packet & Times
Rama hosts aboriginal provincialsRama was the centre of the fastball universe over the weekend as the reserve ju
Rama hosts aboriginal provincials
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 hours ago
Rama was the centre of the fastball universe over the weekend as the reserve just east of Orillia hosted the 2016 All-Ontario Aboriginal Fastball Tournament. Thirty-two teams competed in the women’s open, women’s masters, men’s open, men’s masters... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
'We needed to do something'hockey together; Jackie was very passionate about it. So what better way to cel
'We needed to do something'
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 hours ago
hockey together; Jackie was very passionate about it. So what better way to celebrate her.” Braithwaite-Davis was at the Orillia Ball Hockey League in Orillia this Saturday where six teams from Orillia and other municipalities in Simcoe County... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
New doctors recruited to Orilliawhere their two-and-a-half-year-old son, Jake, loves to splash and play, Brent
New doctors recruited to Orillia
Barrie Examiner / Posted 5 hours ago
where their two-and-a-half-year-old son, Jake, loves to splash and play, Brent and Kelly Mollon feel grateful to call Orillia home. "This is a dream," says Kelly. "To be able to live on the water yet be close to Toronto, to live in a small... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
MP and MPP host Simcoe-North summer socialkeep building retirement homes that are mostly for people in the upper-income b
MP and MPP host Simcoe-North summer social
Barrie Examiner / Posted 5 hours ago
keep building retirement homes that are mostly for people in the upper-income bracket," said Millie Skinner, of Orillia. "I'm OK, but I know a lot of people who aren't. They're living in old buildings, which are in bad conditions." She... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Tournament for OMAHMEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Several players swung a mallet Saturday in s
Tournament for OMAH
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 hours ago
MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Several players swung a mallet Saturday in support of Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH). Ten teams participated in the fifth annual Jenkins/Bayne Croquet Tournament aimed at raising $3,000 for the museum.... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
New doctors recruited to Orilliawhere their two-and-a-half-year-old son, Jake, loves to splash and play, Brent
New doctors recruited to Orillia
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 hours ago
where their two-and-a-half-year-old son, Jake, loves to splash and play, Brent and Kelly Mollon feel grateful to call Orillia home. "This is a dream," says Kelly. "To be able to live on the water yet be close to Toronto, to live in a small... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Cutting off your noseIt amazes me that any study can be done about the downtown without including th
Cutting off your nose
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 hours ago
It amazes me that any study can be done about the downtown without including the Orillia Opera House as an anchor attraction that should be the main draw to the area. Why doesn't the city invest some tourist dollars in producing and promoting musical... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
MP and MPP host Simcoe-North summer socialkeep building retirement homes that are mostly for people in the upper-income b
MP and MPP host Simcoe-North summer social
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 hours ago
keep building retirement homes that are mostly for people in the upper-income bracket," said Millie Skinner, of Orillia. "I'm OK, but I know a lot of people who aren't. They're living in old buildings, which are in bad conditions." She... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Buying local and cooking healthyOrillia treated its taste buds to samples of home-grown produce and recipes for
Buying local and cooking healthy
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 hours ago
Orillia treated its taste buds to samples of home-grown produce and recipes for affordable home cooking this weekend. A Local Food Festival, incorporating both farmers' markets and stations downtown, gave visitors a chance to learn about the... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Red Sox finish sixth at nationalsClark was tagged with the loss after giving up four runs (two of them earned) o
Red Sox finish sixth at nationals
Barrie Examiner / Posted 6 hours ago
Clark was tagged with the loss after giving up four runs (two of them earned) on seven hits in three innings of work. The Orillia resident also picked up six strikeouts. Barrie's Alex Maxamenko allowed three runs on three hits in one inning of... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Charges in Ramara collisionRAMARA TWP. – On Aug. 27 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Orillia OPP responded to a
Charges in Ramara collision
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 8 hours ago
RAMARA TWP. – On Aug. 27 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Orillia OPP responded to a report of a single motor vehicle collision in Lagoon City, Ramara Township. Police arrived and located the driver and his passenger outside of the vehicle. The vehicle... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
A cut aboveClance feeling lighter, but also excited about donating his hair to Angel Hair
A cut above
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Clance feeling lighter, but also excited about donating his hair to Angel Hair for Kids. A month-long campaign by the Moonstone resident also raised $1,210 for cancer research. His hair was cut by Marianne Golovchenko, stylist at CJ's in... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Sloan leaving education field after 36 yearsBarrie, Alliston and Tottenham, and then the Collingwood family of schools and,
Sloan leaving education field after 36 years
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
Barrie, Alliston and Tottenham, and then the Collingwood family of schools and, most recently, in the last three years, Orillia, Ramara and Severn," he said. There were many highlights of his career, Sloan said, including working in adult... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Sloan leaving education field after 36 yearsBarrie, Alliston and Tottenham, and then the Collingwood family of schools and,
Sloan leaving education field after 36 years
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Barrie, Alliston and Tottenham, and then the Collingwood family of schools and, most recently, in the last three years, Orillia, Ramara and Severn," he said. There were many highlights of his career, Sloan said, including working in adult... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Entrepreneur has bone to pick with Rib FestThis weekend's Orillia Rib Fest is taking some heat over its use of the Sunshin
Entrepreneur has bone to pick with Rib Fest
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
This weekend's Orillia Rib Fest is taking some heat over its use of the Sunshine City's name in its moniker. Lynn Martin, who runs shoporillia.com, said many might think the event, running Friday to Sunday at Tudhope Park, is somehow being run by... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Sloan leaving education field after 36 yearsBarrie, Alliston and Tottenham, and then the Collingwood family of schools and,
Sloan leaving education field after 36 years
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
Barrie, Alliston and Tottenham, and then the Collingwood family of schools and, most recently, in the last three years, Orillia, Ramara and Severn," he said. There were many highlights of his career, Sloan said, including working in adult... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Crosswalk crazinessWhat is up with the crosswalk situation in Orillia? I nearly got run over at th
Crosswalk craziness
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
What is up with the crosswalk situation in Orillia? I nearly got run over at the crosswalk at the hospital recently, and the surprising thing is that I often almost get run down at that crosswalk -- pretty much every time I walk there. And I am a... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Residents can help shape downtown's futureWhile west Orillia matures and grows into a busy shopping district, many believ
Residents can help shape downtown's future
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
While west Orillia matures and grows into a busy shopping district, many believe our downtown is slowly fading, losing its lustre and poised for a long but steady decline. To ensure that doesn't happen, our former city council, in 2012, adopted the... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Opportunity knocks at Colts camp2015 third-round selection, will be very much in the picture for a roster spot.
Opportunity knocks at Colts camp
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
2015 third-round selection, will be very much in the picture for a roster spot. Willms' 2015 draft mates Jaden Peca and Orillia native Kyle Heitzner will also get a much closer look. "I've seen it before where the Michael Sgarbossas and those... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Planning for the inevitableon slowing the pace of climate change will finally kick in if we take these fir
Planning for the inevitable
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
on slowing the pace of climate change will finally kick in if we take these first, tangible and necessary steps of preparation for the inevitable. Dorthea Hangaard is project manager for the Couchiching Conservancy. Orillia Packet and Times... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Getting to know moss requires close encountersspecies of sphagnum mosses recorded in Ontario, 22 in Simcoe County and 11 at t
Getting to know moss requires close encounters
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
species of sphagnum mosses recorded in Ontario, 22 in Simcoe County and 11 at the Langman wetland wildlife sanctuary near Orillia. Next observe the small leaf of the moss species to see if it has a midrid down the centre of the leaf. Some species... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Downtown board hoping for new directionRon Spencer hopes Orillia follows through on its commitment to improve wayfindi
Downtown board hoping for new direction
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
Ron Spencer hopes Orillia follows through on its commitment to improve wayfinding signage for those visiting the area. The Downtown Orillia Management Board chair said the current signage found in various locations leading into the city is lacking... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Ready to ride for refugefundraising goal for the event. The Lighthouse is aiming for $35,000. Other no
Ready to ride for refuge
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
fundraising goal for the event. The Lighthouse is aiming for $35,000. Other non-profits participating in the ride are the Orillia Pregnancy Resource Centre, Orillia Housing Resource Centre, Green Haven Shelter for Women, The Sharing Place food... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
The art of life, from coffee shop to galleryA&P, where he used to work, but because Charles Pachter had built a striking, m
The art of life, from coffee shop to gallery
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
A&P, where he used to work, but because Charles Pachter had built a striking, modern studio there (MOFO, Moose Factory of Orillia), when Western Avenue is hardly an avenue at all, only a humble lane. Something only a daring person would do,... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
More than a drop in the bucket?a lot of trips back to the barrel. Drs. Thamara Laredo and Chris Murray are sc
More than a drop in the bucket?
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
a lot of trips back to the barrel. Drs. Thamara Laredo and Chris Murray are science faculty at Lakehead University in Orillia and they have wide and varied research interests. Science in the Making is a monthly column meant to answer... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Orillia man charged for child pornAn Orillia man is facing child-pornography charges after being arrested Monday.
Orillia man charged for child porn
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
An Orillia man is facing child-pornography charges after being arrested Monday. In a press release issued Thursday, Orillia OPP said its crime unit, the OPP Technology Crime Unit and the Child Sexual Exploitation Unit arrested and charged the man... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Orillia man charged for child pornAn Orillia man is facing child-pornography charges after being arrested Monday.
Orillia man charged for child porn
Barrie Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
An Orillia man is facing child-pornography charges after being arrested Monday. In a press release issued Thursday, Orillia OPP said its crime unit, the OPP Technology Crime Unit and the Child Sexual Exploitation Unit arrested and charged the man... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Affordable housing needed now: COMMUNITY CHAMPIONinto homes. Building affordable housing is all about relationships. It has been
Affordable housing needed now: COMMUNITY CHAMPION
Barrie Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
into homes. Building affordable housing is all about relationships. It has been proven in examples in our city and in Orillia and throughout the county and province. The first example is a project of Habitat for Humanity where a six-unit town... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Setting sail to follow his dreamsa member of the former Strolling Youth Players. Earlier in his life, he played
Setting sail to follow his dreams
Barrie Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
a member of the former Strolling Youth Players. Earlier in his life, he played lead roles in Sunshine Festival Theatre (Orillia) productions of Oliver and Sound of Music. Local musical theatre included the lead role in Joseph and the Amazing... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Taking a dive for Dowellhim. "In light of what Eric is going through and what Eric has done for us, we
Taking a dive for Dowell
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
him. "In light of what Eric is going through and what Eric has done for us, we wanted to do this," said Sammit, an Orillia businesswoman, Severn volunteer firefighter and avid skydiver, who has completed more than 3,000 jumps. Dowell, who... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
New fund addresses floodingOrillia plans to create a "stormwater utility fund" to address ongoing concerns
New fund addresses flooding
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
Orillia plans to create a "stormwater utility fund" to address ongoing concerns over the flooding of city streets and other water issues. Under the plan, which was outlined for council committee this week, then passed later that night by council, a... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
A fair chance to winThe musically inclined are being invited to impress with their vocals and sing
A fair chance to win
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
The musically inclined are being invited to impress with their vocals and sing their hearts out at this year's Orillia Fall Fair at ODAS Park. "The level of singing is awesome, really," said Eleanor Bloom, co-ordinator of the singing contest. The... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Art on the street and on stageMaple Leaf Masterpieces. Its maple leaves artists will work with, depicting som
Art on the street and on stage
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
Maple Leaf Masterpieces. Its maple leaves artists will work with, depicting something about Canada's 150th on one side and Orillia's 150th on the other. It's almost genius. I also stopped by Deanna Sharpe Photography. She has a studio upstairs at... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Agreement reached with chamberIt's smooth sailing for the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce at the Port of
Agreement reached with chamber
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
It's smooth sailing for the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce at the Port of Orillia. City council directed staff to negotiate a three-year agreement with the chamber for operation of the port, concluding a process that first made it to the... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Sign of change downtowncouncil's meeting earlier this week, Cipolla and other councillors passed a mot
Sign of change downtown
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
council's meeting earlier this week, Cipolla and other councillors passed a motion that will allow the Downtown Orillia Management Board (DOMB) to take a proactive role in playing "point of first contact" with the business community when... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Taking a dive for Dowellhim. "In light of what Eric is going through and what Eric has done for us, we
Taking a dive for Dowell
Barrie Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
him. "In light of what Eric is going through and what Eric has done for us, we wanted to do this," said Sammit, an Orillia businesswoman, Severn volunteer firefighter and avid skydiver, who has completed more than 3,000 jumps. Dowell, who... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Lakehead ready to partyhas been 10 years, and Lakehead University is ready to celebrate. The universi
Lakehead ready to party
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
has been 10 years, and Lakehead University is ready to celebrate. The university is marking the 10th anniversary of its Orillia campus and is inviting the community to join in the festivities. The celebrations begin Sept. 6 with the raising of... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Orillia Vocal Ensemble wants to hear your voiceThe Orillia Vocal Ensemble (OVE) is looking for people who love to sing. The O
Orillia Vocal Ensemble wants to hear your voice
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
The Orillia Vocal Ensemble (OVE) is looking for people who love to sing. The OVE is a community choir that raises money for local charities through its concerts. Since forming, the OVE has raised more than $75,000. Some of the charities that have... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Red Sox seek national gloryUnited States and, beginning on Wednesday, he is attempting to win a national c
Red Sox seek national glory
Barrie Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
United States and, beginning on Wednesday, he is attempting to win a national crown. Not bad for a 12-year-old kid from Orillia. Clark, who started his baseball career playing Orillia Legion Minor Baseball, has played for the Barrie Red Sox for... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Orillia sweeps BracebridgeOrillia's National Nutrition team recently swept host Bracebridge in Simcoe-Mus
Orillia sweeps Bracebridge
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 5 days ago
Orillia's National Nutrition team recently swept host Bracebridge in Simcoe-Muskoka Senior Softball League double-header action, earning convincing victories: 18-9 in Game 1, followed by a 30-12 rout in Game 2. Orillia came out swinging early in the... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Suspects sought in pharmacy theftsfind two men they believe are responsible for a series of thefts from area phar
Suspects sought in pharmacy thefts
Barrie Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
find two men they believe are responsible for a series of thefts from area pharmacies. The latest occurred Saturday in Orillia at a pharmacy police declined to identify in a news release. Orillia OPP said two men entered the pharmacy... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Suspects sought in pharmacy theftsfind two men they believe are responsible for a series of thefts from area phar
Suspects sought in pharmacy thefts
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
find two men they believe are responsible for a series of thefts from area pharmacies. The latest occurred Saturday in Orillia at a pharmacy police declined to identify in a news release. Orillia OPP said two men entered the pharmacy... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Falun Gong seeks local supportOrillia was the site of a peaceful protest Tuesday, aiming to shed light on all
Falun Gong seeks local support
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
Orillia was the site of a peaceful protest Tuesday, aiming to shed light on alleged atrocities being committed by the Chinese government. Falun Gong practitioners based out of Toronto continued their tour of the province in an attempt to get... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Quirky for a causeThe fifth annual Bruce Bayne/Don Jenkins Invitational Croquet Tournament, a fun
Quirky for a cause
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
The fifth annual Bruce Bayne/Don Jenkins Invitational Croquet Tournament, a fun-filled fundraiser for the Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH), will be held Aug. 27 at Couchiching Beach Park. "It's a really fun tournament that has grown every... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Falun Gong seeks local supportOrillia was the site of a peaceful protest Tuesday, aiming to shed light on all
Falun Gong seeks local support
Barrie Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
Orillia was the site of a peaceful protest Tuesday, aiming to shed light on alleged atrocities being committed by the Chinese government. Falun Gong practitioners based out of Toronto continued their tour of the province in an attempt to get... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Holdaway maintains top spot at Sunsetan 11-point lead in the championship standings over Gord Shepherd following the
Holdaway maintains top spot at Sunset
Barrie Examiner / Posted 6 days ago
an 11-point lead in the championship standings over Gord Shepherd following the hotly contested pair of races. The Orillia driver says he knows it’s going to take everything he and his Holdaway Automotive team have to earn a championship in... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
The camel's headhis head inside his master's tent. Eventually, his whole body was inside and hi
The camel's head
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
his head inside his master's tent. Eventually, his whole body was inside and his master, outside. Hydro One's purchase of Orillia Power's distribution arm is the head in the tent. And the total money to be received in this transaction is peanuts... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Amazing eventsurprise was Pandora Topp, regrettably not named in any of the pre-event promot
Amazing event
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
surprise was Pandora Topp, regrettably not named in any of the pre-event promotion. She sang, beautifully accompanied by Orillia Concert Series favourite Kerri Stratton and the Grand Salon Orchestra. With her amazing voice, she sang from her... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Art of community is heart of communityStreet Fine Arts Gallery and Studio, run by Patti Agapi, one of the volunteers
Art of community is heart of community
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 days ago
Street Fine Arts Gallery and Studio, run by Patti Agapi, one of the volunteers behind Starry Night. "(The event) just shows Orillia how much artistic talent we have and the wonderful businesses that support the talent," Agapi said. It is an event... Read more
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Sarnia Observer
Reviving Ribfestback,” said Justin Brown, whose company has put on 14 rib and barbecue events i
Reviving Ribfest
Sarnia Observer / Posted 6 days ago
back,” said Justin Brown, whose company has put on 14 rib and barbecue events in Ontario this summer. Another is planned in Orillia this weekend. Sarnia Kinsmen officials announced in May that the 18th annual Sarnia Ribfest, then slated for June of... Read more
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