Muskoka To-DAILY
Archive for: June, 2017

GHS presents two plays Sunday, Monday nights: ‘She Kills Monsters’ and ‘Action News’

GRAVENHURST — Fantasy, fun — and more. That’s Gravenhurst High School Sunday and Monday night, as they present a play called “She Kills Monsters,” which is paired with a curtain raiser called “Action News.” Earl Sacrey, drama Teacher at GHS, says in “She Kills Monsters,” Agnes and Tilly are a pair of sisters who just […]

Missing Huntsville woman being sought by police concerned about her wellbeing

HUNTSVILLE — Provincial police in Huntsville are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing female from Huntsville. In a release Saturday evening at 6:15 p.m., they said Susan Fisher, 56, of the Bayshore Boulevard area, was last seen on Friday, June 16, 2017, between 10 a.m, and 2 p.m. Fisher is described as 5-foot-4 […]

Possible tornado being tracked in Central Ontario Saturday night. ‘Remember – when thunder roars, go indoors!’

CENTRAL ONTARIO — Environment Canada says its meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm Saturday night that is possibly producing a tornado through parts of Central Ontario. And residents in the area are urged to take cover if the weather gets worse in your region. They say in an update at 9:40 p.m. on their website […]

Record attendance expected for Mariposa Folk Festival July 7-9 with Barenaked Ladies, Bruce Cockburn at Tudhope Park in Orillia

Mark Clairmont | ORILLIA — The Mariposa Folk Festival is looking for a record year in attendance. Advanced sales for the July 7-9 music fest are way up over last year, Chris Hazel, from the Festival’s office in Orillia, said Thursday morning. The Barenaked Ladies and Bruce Cockburn are two of headlining reasons, he […]

Hemi heaven in Gravenhurst Saturday and Sunday in Bracebridge for annual car shows

GRAVENHURST/BRACEBRIDGE — Keep your eyes on the road this weekend for old cars and trucks in Gravenhurst and Bracebridge. You won’t know which way to look – especially coming or going in the morning and late afternoon. Car and truck lovers will be in Hemi heaven as the chambers of commerce in Gravenhurst and Bracebridge both present chrome […]

Bifocals Concert Band kicks off Music on Barge season June 18 with tribute to Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album 50th anniversary

GRAVENHURST — Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band when Music on the Barge returns for another season Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. The Gravenhurst Bifocals Band kicks off the popular summer season at Gull Lake Rotary Park in Gravenhurst. Under the direction this year of Kim Barlow, a “huge fan […]

Ike Kelneck great friend, nature lover will be missed

Dear Editor: Recently I attended a celebration of life for Ike Kelneck and brought yellow-green roses as a sign of respect besides a sympathy card. By the time I arrived there was standing-room only. Ike was well liked and loved by his sons and relatives and friends and class mates from his pre-med classes of […]

Parking passes promote tourism, economic development in Tiny

Dear Editor: I have been coming to Midland, Tiny Township and Wasaga Beach for over a month now — and also since I was a small child — and I am really ticked off about the parking restrictions in Tiny Township. It used to be that  I as a Muskoka resident would buy a beach parking permit for […]

Mother knows best as Opera House’s Summer Theatre season opens June 14 with Robin Clipsham in Old Wives’ Tales

  By Bryan Dearsley It looks like Mother was right after all. And no Mother was ever more right than the one played so magnificently by Robin Clipsham in the Gravenhurst Opera House’s 2017 Muskoka Summer Theatre production of Old Wives’ Tales. Writer Kevin Riordan has Mother rattle off superstitions and beliefs — those classic […]

Huntsville builders invited to town building information sessions June 30, Aug. 4

HUNTSVILLE — Building officials here offering two building information sessions this summer. Residents who are interested in learning more about the building process, how to obtain a building permit and the building code are invited to attend building information sessions this summer, where representatives from the Building Department will be there to answer questions. “Whether […]

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