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Council accepts Health Centre Board’s bid to buy medical centre

  Norfolk County councillors accepted Port Dover Community Health Centre Board’s bid to purchase the existing medical centre on St. George Street. The long-awaited decision between three bids was finalized at Tuesday’s (Aug. 23) Norfolk County Council meeting. The vote means the local board headed by Bruce Armstrong will now continue recruiting physicians to be […]

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Summer Festival this weekend

SUMMER Festival, also known as Art in The Park, will fill Powell Park this Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21, with additional displays spilling onto Market Street alongside the park. Port Dover Board of Trade Manager Jan Overend reports about 100 juried vendors of every description as well as antique and collectible dealers and […]

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Smiling kids and therapy horses… Touch of Haven’s unique Summer Day Camp

By Shelley Wenige The corrals of Touch of Haven – Horses Healing Humans are full of eager volunteers, smiling kids and therapy horses during day camp this summer! The all-ability camp is hosting local youth ranging in age from six to 14 in an Eagala-based program that pairs horses and humans. This equine-assisted model fosters […]

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Get ready for ‘Art in the Park’ and Sidewalk Sales

Downtown to be pedestrian mall for festival and sale days PLANS for this year’s big annual Port Dover Summer Festival and “All over Dover Sidewalk Sale Days” are being finalized according to Board of Trade Manager and event chair Jan Overend as more inquiries keep coming in from vendors hoping to set-up in Port Dover. […]

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Council considering new rules for street parades in Norfolk

NORFOLK Council is considering stringent rules to safeguard street parades for participants and spectators. The need for such regulation was mentioned at a council-in-committee meeting on July 5. At that meeting Waterford Councillor Harold Sonnenberg sounded the alarm over the safety of children at Port Dover’s July 1st parade a few days earlier. At that […]

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Port Dover Main Street

Downtown Main Street gets torn up this fall

HEAVY equipment will move onto downtown Main Street in early September to begin the next phase of complete reconstruction. Main Street from Clinton Street north to Chapman Street will be dug out and closed to vehicles. Fencing will be installed along the roadway but sidewalks will remain open for access to stores. Earlier this spring, […]

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Death Notices August 2016

Published August 24th Carolyne Blair BLAIR – Carolyne Marie: passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Norfolk General Hospital, after a short, brave battle with cancer. She is survived by loving husband Tom Kirisit, Kelly Blair (brother), Cathie Blair (sister in law), Kate Kirisit (granddaughter), Violet Kelly (aunt). She will be missed by […]

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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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