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Beerstock in Powell Park supports local micro breweries

By Heather Walters Penny Nunn and Jim Loshaw, owners of the Crepe House, are getting ready for this year’s end-of-summer Beerstock celebrating the micro brewery industry in Norfolk. Sample craft beer, local wines and vendor food while enjoying live music in Powell Park on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are […]

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Ontario’s Privacy Commission looking into leak of confidential email detailing Fire Chief firing

By David Judd ONTARIO’S Information and Privacy Commission is looking into the accidental leak of a confidential Norfolk County e-mail that detailed the firing of Port Dover Fire Chief Gary Spragg. County CAO David Cribbs wrote the e-mail, which was intended for the eyes of senior administrators only. But Mr. Cribbs accidentally mailed it to […]

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Councillors can’t discuss Fire Chief’s dismissal

By David Judd PROVINCIAL law prevents Mayor Charlie Luke and Coun. John Wells from talking about the firing of former Port Dover Fire Chief Gary Spragg. The two veteran politicians were totally frustrated last week as they came under pressure to explain — and perhaps do something about — the chief’s sudden firing at a […]

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Death Notices – September 2018

    Published September 5, 2018 Bob Smythe SMYTHE, Robert Walker of Simcoe, passed away at Dover Cliffs LTC, Port Dover on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in his 73rd year. Born in Simcoe on July 2, 1946, son of the late Frederick Joseph and Berniece Hilliard Smythe. Survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and […]

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Light Up Boat Parade at pier Sunday

FOR boaters, it’s time to dig out the Christmas lights in preparation for the 9th annual Light-Up Boat Parade in Port Dover harbour. Described by participants as “impromptu” and “under-organized,” this end-to-summer ritual will be held this Sunday (September 2) at 8 p.m. (ish). This is a fun and largely unorganized, come-if-you-can local tradition. Light […]

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Let there be ice!

After 38 years on the job, Brad Wilson of Port Dover knows all about good arena ice-making. By Jan Dean BEFORE figure skaters and hockey players lace up, staff at the Port Dover Arena have to lay down the ice. That started last Friday under the direction of Brad Wilson, who is set to retire […]

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Young Company brings ‘The Little Mermaid’ to stage

  By Heather Walters DIRECTOR Marcus Lundgren and Stage Manager Nikki Campbell-Schram have been working with the 19 members of this year’s Young Company in preparation for their live on-stage production of “The Little Mermaid.” Ariel and her heroic friends will entertain the audience as she searches for a life above the sea. The popular […]

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Bollards to protect beach-goers

WOODEN bollards will prevent vehicles from entering Port Dover beach from Walker Street. Norfolk County plans to install the bollards this week at a cost of $12,000 to $15,000, Mayor Charlie Luke told The Maple Leaf. They will replace temporary barriers that were erected after a van drove onto the busy beach on Aug. 4. […]

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Art in the Park

Summer Festival & sidewalk sales this weekend

ONE of the most anticipated summertime events in Port Dover is Summer Festival. Often called Art in the Park, it is held the third weekend in August. The 2018 organizing committee is ready for the 46th annual event in Powell Park this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19. It will be complimented by […]

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OPP Report – Recent Thefts in Port Dover

Police urging all Residents to Lock Vehicles and Garage Doors to Prevent Thefts GOLF CLUBS AND LEAF BLOWER TAKEN DURING BREAK AND ENTER Norfolk County OPP investigated a theft from a garage on Avon Court, Port Dover. Residents reported the break and enter on Monday, August 6th. Sometime in the early morning hours of August […]

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Death Notices – August 2018

  Published August 8, 2018 Grace (Whittam) Waldschmidt (1928 – 2018) Grace Ellen Waldschmidt (nee Whittam) of Port Dover, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Caressant Care Nursing Home in Courtland, in her 90th year. Dear mother of Bill Waldschmidt, Jim Waldschmidt, Pat Curtis (Barry), and Bob Waldschmidt (Jan). Predeceased by her husband […]

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Adam Veri enters race to represent Ward 6 on Norfolk County council

ADAM Veri is asking Ward 6 residents to elect him to Norfolk County council this October. The hopeful candidate said his experience working with organizations and businesses throughout Norfolk County, his extensive volunteer service, and demonstrated commitment to community improvement make him the right candidate to represent the interests of his ward. Veri manages community […]

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