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Lynn River Music and Arts Festival July 30th to August 1st

‘Norfolk’s Largest and Friendliest Summer Festival’ delights thousands of local and visiting friends of all ages with a fun-filled weekend of free live music on three stages, a vendor marketplace, food, raffles, and a Rotary Refreshment Tent. Special events include a soap box derby, car show, volleyball tournament, kidszone activities, and a kiddie midway to […]

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Volunteer group heads out daily to clean up the pier

By Donna McMillan JOHN Turvey first came to Port Dover as a baby, visiting his grandparents’ cottage in Kiwanis Park. Then his parents bought one next door and he became a Port Dover regular. John owns a marketing company and publishes the magazine “Top Notch” which profiles excellence. In 2014, John moved to Port Dover […]

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Perfectly hilarious “Perfect Wedding”

Reviewed by Donna McMillan Before I even arrived at the Lighthouse Festival Theatre opening night of “Perfect Wedding,” a friend told me I was going to be in for a real LFT theatrical treat. She saw the smart, comedic farce/love story the day before and said “it is hilarious and each of the cast members […]

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A peek inside the renovated Clonmel Castle

BY JAN DEAN THERE’S something about getting an invitation to a castle that can unhinge the most sober among us. Especially when it’s for the first of what is intended to be a weekly Wednesday potluck supper and social with music at Clonmel Castle on Prospect Street. More than two dozen locals accepted the invite […]

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Algae odour at Silver Lake

MNRF says water level cannot be increased By David Judd NORFOLK isn’t allowed to raise the water level at Misner Dam even a little to reduce the stink of algae in Silver Lake. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has put its foot down, saying Misner Dam cannot be used to raise or lower […]

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Stage is set for Port Dover Fish Fest this Friday and Saturday

Chair Paul Murphy of the Port Dover Kinsmen’s Fish Fest committee reports club members and volunteer helpers had a meeting on Monday with another scheduled to ensure all the details for this weekend’s 2016 Fish Fest are organized. He stated “everything has been going very well and we really want Fish Fest to do well,” […]

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Port Dover Fish Fest program July 15 & 16 has 12 bands

LIVE music and a lively beach party best describe plans being finalized for next weekend’s Port Dover Fish Fest. The local Kinsmen Club accepted the challenge to reestablish the local festival that was popular for a decade beginning in 1995. Kinsmen Paul Murphy is committee chair with volunteer Amie Ferris arranging for live bands in […]

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Death Notices July 2016

Published July 27th Nellie Hardy HARDY, Nellie – passed away peacefully July 21, 2016 in her 84th year at Cedarwood Village, Simcoe. Nellie was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Ray (2009) and her much-loved son, Constable Colin Hardy (2005). She leaves behind to grieve her adoring daughter Shirley Adams (Dennis), loving son Alan […]

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Port Dover Doverwood School being sold to Norfolk County. Port Dover Maple Leaf, Port Dover, Ontario.

Port Dover Doverwood School to be demolished

The former Doverwood School will soon be demolished. County council  was scheduled to award the $138,700-contract to Salandria Ltd. of Richmond Hill. Salandria’s price was the lowest of eight companies that bid for the work. County council bought the school and 14 acres on Highway 6 from the Grand Erie school board for $770,000 in […]

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Port Dover Canada Day 2016 Parade live stream

The Port Dover Maple Leaf is happy to provide live coverage of the Port Dover Canada Day Parade. Thank you for watching, and have a great holiday weekend!

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Crowds ready for Port Dover’s 149th celebration

Port Dover has a winning recipe when it comes to mixing up a batch of fun to celebrate Canada Day. We have been doing it for 149 years — as long as Canada has been a country — and the crowds keep enjoying the day-long program. First on the day’s program at 9 a.m. is […]

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Norfolk County issues fire ban

BAN ON ALL FIRES Due to the extreme dryness, effective immediately , all open fires and the use of family fireworks are prohibited anywhere in Norfolk County. The only exception to the ban is cooking fires contained in a barbeque and cooking fires in approved campgrounds. Fires conducted during the ban may be subject to […]

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Roulston’s Pharmacy marks 25 years in Port Dover

Last Thursday, Roulston’s Pharmacy celebrated the Port Dover store’s 25th Anniversary. When the store opened for the day, co-owner Blair Snow was at the door to greet the first customers and to publicly thank people for attending. During a short presentation, Blair said “it is pretty cool for us (at Roulston’s) to be celebrating 25 […]

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Blood Clinic on Friday at St. Paul’s Hall

CANADIAN Blood Services is asking eligible Port Dover area citizens to donate blood on Friday (June 17) at the clinic in St. Paul’s Parish Hall on St. George Street. It will operate from 2 until 7 p.m. Local donors can pre-register by calling ahead at 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236-6283) or walk-ins are […]

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Council told repairs of $929,000 should make Misner Dam good for another 25 years

By David Judd MISNER Dam is in surprisingly good shape. That’s the word from Dr. Ammar Taha, an expert on water resources and dams for Stantec engineering, the consultants that produced a 160-page report about the condition of the historic dam on the Lynn River in Port Dover. The dam needs repairs estimated at $929,000 […]

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Port Dover’s public gardens planted by horticulturalists

Port Dover is blooming this spring, thanks to members of Port Dover and Woodhouse Horticultural Society. Last week two crews of volunteers pitched in to plant two public flower gardens. One group is pictured above planting the familiar garden at the harbourfront intersection on Main and Walker Street, in front of The Arbor restaurant. Members […]

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