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Support local Alzheimer Society one move at a time all through January

  As with so many other fundraising events, the Alzheimer Society is not able to host its annual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s & Chili Lunch as an in-person event in Simcoe next month. Instead, the event is moving online. “We thought about delaying the event until spring, but we decided that our community […]

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Meika Matthews’ Dover Rocks Box sales raised $111,273 for local businesses in 2020 including over $2000 for Port Dover Harbour Museum.

Dover Rocks Boxes raised $111,273 for local businesses

By Donna McMillan Little did Meika Matthews know at the beginning of 2020 that she would become a local Covid Crusder, helping Port Dover businesses, the Port Dover Legion Poppy Campaign and, most recently, the Port Dover Harbour Museum through her Dover Rocks Box. As of last week, $111,273 was earned, with monies going directly […]

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Sleigh rides in the snow

  With people not travelling anywhere this winter and looking for things to do outside and out of their houses, there is nothing more picturesque and fun than a horse-drawn sleigh ride over the hills and dales through the snow. Following the first snowfall in December, Evergreen Hill Farm says it was busy with horse […]

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Small crowd at Polar Bear Dip

Small group at Polar Bear Dip

By Celina Morris People were asked not to participate in the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Dip due to this year’s Covid-19 restrictions, but a few still showed up at the beach on New Year’s Day to ring in 2021 with a cold dip in the lake. A small group of supporters – consisting of […]

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Santa coming to Port Dover Saturday! (Nov. 28)

  IT wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to town from Santa Claus. And, after checking with officials from Norfolk County, Santa was given the all-clear for a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets of Port Dover this Saturday (Nov. 28) afternoon. It won’t be anything like Santa’s other visits to town. In past years, […]

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House fire on First Ave. Port Dover Tuesday afternoon

  A residence on First Avenue, Port Dover is engulfed in flames late Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 17, 2020). Smoke is billowing from the house with winds sending it across much of downtown Port Dover. A neighbour reported seeing flames coming from the lower level of the house in the early moments of the fire. Later […]

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Remembrance Day 2020 in Port Dover

  Live stream of Remembrance Day Service from Port Dover Cenotaph starting at 10:45 a.m. at www.facebook.com/portdovermapleleaf     11 a.m. Service at Powell Park Cenotaph Scaled Back This Year. Social Distance & Wear a Mask.   By Donna McMillan THE pandemic will not stop us from Remembering on November 11th, but it can change […]

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High School is very different this ‘quadmester’

Published October 28, 2020 By Rasa Karges SCS Student Reporter HELLO, Maple Leaf readers, it’s Rasa from Simcoe Composite School back again, this time to share some insights as to what COVID-19 schooling looks like at Simcoe Composite School this year. After a six-month-long March Break, students were finally able to get back into our […]

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