View from the Strip
By Casey Lessard
I guess summer’s over, now that the kids are getting ready for school again. Angela and I are getting ready again, too. In preparation, we’ve both taken a brief vacation and it’s over already. Where does the time go?
With all these people heading back to school, it’s nice to be ...
To the Editor,
Your recent edition covering the drowning of Jule Kovar was thought-provoking reporting at its best. For too long, safety at Grand Bend’s main beach has been an issue. While studies and reports are highly commendable, common sense might be a good way to start.
The flags flying from the lifeguard posts look like a ...
Babes of the Bend recalls music and lifestyle of the early 20th century
Babes of the Bend: A Musical Comedy
Based on events in Grand Bend between 1915 and 1945
Grand Cove Caddyshack
Friday, October 3 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 4 – 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 5 – 2 p.m.
Tickets – $7.50 each, available to non-Cove residents starting September 1 ...
Partners in Learning program proves you don’t have to go to school to be a student
Partners in Learning Open House
September 10 – 2 to 4 p.m.
Southcott Pines clubhouse
Looking for a way to stretch your mind and meet people with a different perspective? Perhaps Partners in Learning is the right answer for you. The group meets ...
“It’s time to win gold”
Ten-time Canadian champions chase elusive world tug-of-war title September 4-7 in Sweden
Photos and story by Casey LessardThey’ve been the best tug-of-war team in Canada since 1997, but they’ve never tasted success on the world stage. For the Bluewater squad based at Matthias Metzger’s farm northwest of Dashwood, this year is different.
Advice from Mom
By Rita Lessard
According to the dictionary, old means having lived or existed for a specific time, so even if you are two, three or sixty, you are old. So if you think you’re old, you can feel better knowing it’s true and that you’re not alone. As the old saying goes, it’s a ...
Crediton hosts a Harvest Family Fun Day September 6 at the park. Lots of entertainment, fun and games, and plenty of good food. Get your tickets for the top prize of $5200 worth of gas in aid of the town’s building fund.
(excerpted from Tom Lessard’s column)
Keeping the Peace
By Tom Lessard
Back in the good old days – the early 70s, that is – there was a company in Huron Park by the name of Hall Lamp. It was a large employer that produced taillights and mirrors. The company used most of the industrial park’s hangars.
In the southwest corner of Plant 3, ...
By Tamara Nicola
Like many others, I’ve always been a gadget person and I’m always interested in the latest gadgets that hit the market. However, I was late to the table when it came to purchasing a GPS receiver. I don’t travel by car that much so I didn’t see the need; boy was I ...
New school year ushers in big changes, including one for this principal
By Jeff Reaburn
Once again the summer has flown by and it is time to get ready to return to school. The custodial staff at South Huron has been working diligently throughout the summer and the school is shiny and clean, in great shape ...
7 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion
5 to 7 p.m. – Grand Bend Legion
Wednesday, August 27
Widder Station Golf Club, Thedford
Huron Country Playhouse Guild luncheon meeting. Guest speaker Playwright Paul Ciufo. Everyone welcome! Call Mary at 519-238-5640 for details. Dinner for Eight tickets are still available on a limited basis for $5. Call Doreen ...