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Bifocals Band ‘Spring Serenade’ concert delightful treat »

Janet Turney and the trumpet section got a good workout in number of the pieces Satuday night at the Bifocals spring concert. (Photos by Mark Turney)

GRAVENHURST - An evening of sheer joy and musical mastery filled the Gravenhurst Seniors Centre hall Saturday night for the annual Bifocals Band ‘Spring Serenade’ concert. More the 150 fans filled the room, where the 50-piece brass and woodwinds orchestra……

May 24 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Hospitals would cancel visiting hours for non-family ~ and patients could only be seen by appointment »

By Mark Clairmont / MuskokaTODAILY Analysis MUSKOKA — Local hospitals are floating a plan to ban visiting hours and make it so that you’d have to have an appointment to see a friend in your hospital. And they are asking……

May 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Young guitar protégé soloist at Muskoka Concert Band’s ‘May Romp’ Sunday at Bracebridge United Church at 3 p.m. »

BRACEBRIDGE — What does Sunday afternoon’s Muskoka Concert Band’s ‘May Romp” at the United Church have to do with B.B. King? Jack Gaughan will perform three solo pieces arranged by Emmanuel – Blue Moon, Endless Road and either House of……

May 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Kids circle school in ‘community hug’ for Meagan, as part of weekend celebration »

GRAVENHURST — A weekend “community hug” for Meagan’s Walk, which began Friday at GHS, continues Saturday night at the Opera House. Meagan Bebenek has inspired walk and community hug Friday at GHS at 12:30 p.m. Students will be showing their……

May 22 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Golf clubs stolen, suspected arrested »

HUNTSVILLEMaybe the judge could make them caddy for few rounds.. Police say over the past few days, beginning around May 12, several vehicles have had personal and valuable items removed.  Items included anything from electronics, to golf clubs,……

May 21 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

CFUW’s ‘Author’s Night’ Friday features Toronto Star crime writer Peter Edwards »

GRAVENHURST — In the wake of the Waco motorcycle shootout with police in Texas this week, auhor and crime writer Peter Edwards will no doubt have a lot to add about the biker culture. Peter Edwards will have lots to……

May 20 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Trillium Foundation give $369,000 for YWCA’s ‘Bridges’ poverty project »

BRACEBRIDGE — Five-year funding for a YWCA led cooperative initiative from the Ontario Trillium Foundation will help the half dozen community organizations with a new poverty project. Bridges coordinator Liz Angell and MPP Norm Miller celebrate Trillium funding Friday. The……

May 19 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Bifocals Band ‘Spring Serenade’ Saturday 8 p.m.; and Muskoka Concert Band ‘May Romp’ BB United Church Sunday 3 p.m. »

MUSKOKA — It’s a band-tastic weekend ahead for concert band lovers in Muskoka. Gravenhurst Bifocals Band ‘Spring Serenade’ Saturday May 23 at 7:30 p.m. Concuctor Neil Barlow has your two brass, woodwind and percussion ensembles warmed up to perform this……

May 18 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Hospitals board to get anticipated committee recommendation May 27 on one or two sites »

HUNTSVILLEThe much anticipated recommendation of the ad hoc committee studying the future of local hospitals will become public late Wednesday afternoon May 27. At 5:30 p.m. at the Huntsville hospital, Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare’s board of directors will receive……

May 16 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Foundation groups celebrate ‘Smart & Caring Muskoka’ »

HUNTSVILLE Community foundation supporters gathered here last week for their second Smart & Caring Muskoka celebration. “Real impact requires real investment.” was the message of key speaker Stephen Faul, vp of Imagine Canada wanted to convey May 8. Faul……

May 15 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
District News

Elvis at Gravenhurst Seniors May 30; Spring Sale June 6 »

Rent a Table Poster copy (Small)

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May 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Muskoka wettest part of province in April »

MUSKOKA — April saw Muskoka top the rain charts with 43 mm, double the provincial average. The month saw both normal temperatures and normal precipitation amounts…

May 23 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Fine Film’s May 19 offering ‘Still Alice,’ about woman’s struggle with Alzheimer’s »

GRAVENHURST — Fine Films is pleased to present its monthly film,“Still Alice,” Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Gravenhurst Opera House.  Featuring Julianne Moore,…

May 15 2015 / No Comment / Read More »

Gravenhurst Horticulture plant sale May 16; ‘Nation’s Wildlife’ talk May 19 »

Giant Plant & Bake Sale The Gravenhurst Horticultural Society’s Annual Plant and Bake Sale takes place on Sat. May 16 from 8:15 a.m.-noon (while supplies last)…

May 9 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »

ODSP peer job mentorship info session May 12 Gravenhurst »

Are you on ODSP?

Do you want to work?

Come to the ODSP Peer Employment Mentorship information session on May 12, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m.   at Employment…

May 7 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »

Lug nuts loosened on vehicle near Orillia hospital »

ORILLIA A vehicle parked on Volunteer Drive near the Orillia Soliders Memorial Hospital had the lug nuts on their tires loosened this week. Polce are…

May 1 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »

Huntsville company on cover of North America’s largest sanitation magazine »

Dave and Katy McGregor are "over the moon" about landing the April cover of Pumper magazine.

HUNTSVILLE Who knew there was a magainze for port-a-potties. Dave and Katy McGregor are “over the moon” about landing the April cover…

Apr 22 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »

‘Flippin’ Fiddler’ brings ‘Key of Eh!’ step dance show to Opera House May 1 »

Thorndale's Scott Woods brings his Key of Eh! show to Gravenhurst Friday May 1.

GRAVENHURST — Fiddle fans won’t want to miss renowned Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his band who will bring their Fiddling in the Key…

Apr 22 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »

Free Kids Workshop for Mother’s Day May 9 »

GRAVENHURST - Knox Presbyterian Church (315 Muskoka Rd. N., Gravenhurst) presents a free Kid’s Workshop (ages 4-12) on Saturday May 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. Build a…

Apr 22 2015 / Comments Off / Read More »

C-51’s ‘Anti-terrorism measures’ farcical »

Letter to the Editor:* Several years ago I and others encouraged you to resign. I am once again encouraging you to do so. This time it…

Apr 22 2015 / 4 Comments / Read More »
Events

Yard sale, lemonade stand ~ Gravenhurst ~ May 16

Yard sale + lemonade stand

Saturday, May 16th: 8am- noon

350 John Street South; Gravenhurst

Lots of baby/kids’ stuff; big price range in items for sale

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May 11 2015 / Read More »

Gravenhurst Horticulture plant sale May 16; ‘Nation’s Wildlife’ talk May 19

Giant Plant & Bake Sale The Gravenhurst Horticultural Society’s Annual Plant and Bake Sale takes place on Sat. May 16 from 8:15 a.m.-noon (while supplies last) at the Opera…

May 9 2015 / Read More »

Free Kids Workshop for Mother’s Day May 9

GRAVENHURST - Knox Presbyterian Church (315 Muskoka Rd. N., Gravenhurst) presents a free Kid’s Workshop (ages 4-12) on Saturday May 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. Build a Mother’s Day Gift!…

Apr 22 2015 / Read More »

Free clothing giveaway May 2 Gravenhurst Anglican Church

GRAVENHURST - St. James Anglican Church offers “FREE CLOTHING.” Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. Good used clothing available for reuse by others. All are welcome to come and browse. St. James…

Apr 20 2015 / Read More »
Letters

We’re not ‘violent terrorists,’ withdraw Bill C-51

Open Letter to MP Tony Clement: (The remarks in quotation marks below come directly from Tony Clement’s email reply to our email.) Thank you for your reply to our email…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

Ottawa’s support for big business ‘shameful,’ says NDP’s Mobbley

Dear Editor: The difficulties that the Harper government presents to Canada takes many forms. One example is the “investor state dispute settlement,” ISDS. A quasi-judicial kangaroo court system, “star…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

Hydro plant ‘waste of taxpayers’ money, travesty’

Dear Editor: re: Bala Falls hydro project This is a letter I sent to our mayor and council of Muskoka Lakes Township, and would love it if the local…

Mar 13 2015 / Read More »

 

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