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OPP Marine Unit busy with lake rescues

The Ontario Provincial Police Norfolk County Marine Unit is urging all boating enthusiasts to wear their life jackets after police observed a vessel in distress in Long Point Bay. Last Thursday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m., members of the Norfolk County Marine Unit were on patrol in Lake Erie when they discovered a capsized sail […]

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Pictured in Powell Park at Monday’s meeting preparing for the Summer Festival Art in the Park weekend are, front row (left to right) John Rundle, Manager Jan Overend, Carol Gerrett, Carol Anderson. Back row, Kay Rundle, Barb Hourigan, Madeline Holmes, Brian Anderson.

Summer Festival has 100 exhibitors; plus Sidewalk Sale Days this weekend

A committee meeting in Powell Park on Monday morning finalized plans for 42nd annual Port Dover Summer Festival. Those present said that weather predictions call for warm temperatures and sunny skies for the Saturday and Sunday event running in conjunction with merchant’s Sidewalk Sale Days starting on Friday. Thousands of people are expected to attend […]

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‘Trying’ is a “must see” at Lighthouse Festival Theatre

By Donna McMillan The only “trying” factor about the Lighthouse Festival Theatre’s newest play “Trying” is that it ended too quickly. The opening night audience obviously wanted more… more of the substantive humour, more of the evocative and witty dialogue, more of the curmudgeonly elderly Judge Francis Biddle – split infinitive lectures included, more of […]

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Book launch and silent walk remembers First World War

  Author Grant Smith, originally from Delhi, has collected profiles of 250 Norfolk residents who gave their life to serve our country in the First World War. His new book, titled: Norfolk Remembers, The Great War 1914-1918, is on sale at all Norfolk County libraries. Marsha Johnstone, Manager of Programming at Norfolk County Public Library […]

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Scotiabank supports firefighters Boot Drive

By Heather Walters Port Dover firefighters have once again teamed up with Scotiabank in preparation for their annual boot drive benefitting Muscular Dystrophy Canada. As in years past, firefighters will take to the streets with their boots in hand appealing to the public for donations towards this cause on Saturday, September 6 from 7 a.m. […]

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Death Notices August 2014

Published August 20th Amelia Pitre HINCHLIFFE, Amelia Pitre. It is with great sadness we announce the stillbirth of Amelia on August 12, 2014 at Norfolk General Hospital. Precious daughter of Pachence Pitre and Adam Hinchliffe, loved sister of Myles and Isabelle Pender and Alexis Zorad. Much loved granddaughter of Maxine Pitre, Dennis McCutcheon, Paul Pitre, […]

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Dover Coast Resident Yard Sale’s $2,000 proceeds support Norfolk General Hospital

The residents of Dover Coast say they “are proud to announce that in its third year of hosting the ‘Dover Coast Resident Yard Sale’ in conjunction with the ‘Blue Star Ford Lincoln Test Drive event’ over $2000 was raised in support of the Norfolk General Hospital.” The residents of Dover Coast Active Adult Lifestyle Community […]

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Annaleise Carr, centre front, is surrounded by family, volunteers and supporters at Camp Trillium on Sunday afternoon.

Long Point to Port Dover swim expected this summer

Annaleise Carr arrived in Port Dover at 7:15 on Saturday morning. Hundreds of people stood cheering and applauding along Port Dover pier as her flotilla arrived. The long-distance swimmer who was in a cruiser wrapped in a blanket waved to onlookers. A Port Dover  fire truck siren saluted her arrival. Annaleise had entered the water […]

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Greg Yerex, Guitar – a – thon leader Duane Rutter, singer LeeAnne Wesseling, and Todd Wilson were entertaining on the beach as the sun rose this morning in support of Annaleise Carr’s Lake Erie crossing.

Annaleise Has Started – One Ripple at a Time

July 25, 2014 By Donna McMillan Annaleise Carr, Norfolk County’s pixie powerhouse swimmer, started stroking home to Port Dover at 5:21 a.m. today with a 74F degree water temperature.  One ripple at a time. The sixteen year – old, who is already internationally renowned for being the youngest to cross Lake Ontario in August of […]

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Health Unit to start checking roadside stands and water trucks

By David Judd The health unit is about to start checking jam, pickles, pies and other processed food sold at roadside stands in Norfolk and Haldimand. The unit suspects about a dozen vendors are selling products that may be hazardous to buyers, Patti Moore, general manager of health and social services, reported to Haldimand-Norfolk’s board […]

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Jumped for Lighthouse Festival Theatre youth programs

Lighthouse Festival Theatre Artistic Director Derek Ritschel has a fear of heights. But that didn’t stop him from getting into an airplane and then jumping out of it at 14,000 feet above the ground. He did the jump to raise over $5,000 for Lighthouse Theatre’s youth programs and Showboat Festival Theatre. Sunday, July 6 was […]

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Port Dover Harbour Museum plans summer events

Port Dover Harbour Museum at 44 Harbour Street says it “is offering a boatload of activities for the community this summer.” Young people between the ages of 6 and 11 are welcome to sign their Pirate Oath and join on a hunt for hidden treasure during the museum’s “Pirate Life Day Camp” taking place from […]

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