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Tom Lavin and Powder Blues Band play at South Coast Jazz Festival on Sat., Aug. 17th in Port Dover

  Presented by the South Coast Cultural Society, this year’s South Coast Jazz and Blues festival on August 17 at Port Dover Community Centre and extending to August 18 at Brant Hill Inn promises to be another premier festival. In its sixth year, tickets are selling quickly and can be purchased at southcoastjazz.com. Organizers say […]

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Dogs Nest Day fundraising for new sign

  By Donna McMillan It was a dog gone hot day Saturday in the hamlet of Dogs Nest where hundreds came together to celebrate Dogs Nest Day, help fundraise for a new Dogs Nest historic sign and unveil a refurbished former Ministry of Transportation sign. A group of dedicated volunteers are doggedly determined to get […]

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$500,000 fire in downtown building

Last Tuesday afternoon’s fire in the building at 217 Main Street caused devastating property damage. First arriving crews confirmed that smoke was visible from a second storey window as well as the eaves and soffit above the second floor. Investigators from Norfolk County Fire Department say “the fire was caused by carelessly discarded smoker’s materials.” […]

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Fire downtown Port Dover

Firefighters from Port Dover and several other Norfolk fire stations battle a serious and stubborn fire at 217 Main Street on Tuesday afternoon. The building is occupied by Coldwell Banker Coastline Realty and Darbishire Cabinets. There are apartments on the upper floor. The fire appeared to be under the roof. At times shooting flames were […]

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MAJOR FIRE on Tues afternoon in downtown Port Dover

Firefighters are still at the scene of a major fire in downtown Port Dover. The fire broke out shortly after noon on Tuesday (July 16). It is in the building occupied by Coldwell Banker Coastline Realty and Darbishire Cabinets. Firefighters and equipment from Port Dover, Simcoe, Delhi were seen at the fire. OPP, EMS, Ontario […]

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Crooked Stovepipe Folk Orchestra to perform locally

  By Donna McMillan EVERY other Wednesday night in autumn and spring, a number of area musicians follow the Cockshutt Road for 20 minutes out of town to play with the Crooked Stovepipe Folk Orchestra in the hamlet of Villa Nova. In the former General Store, they join fellow musicians from Port Ryerse, Waterford, Brantford, […]

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Lynn Park streets new watermain construction starting in August

    WATERMAIN replacements that began last year in Lynn Park subdivision will be completed this fall. Elgin Construction received a $1.3 million contract from county council last Tuesday. The St. Thomas company will replace watermains on Willowdale Crescent, Jackson Heights, East Street North, East Street South and O’Rourke Avenue. In addition, East Street will […]

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Memorial Grove honours citizens

    FOR the 19th consecutive year, the Port Dover Lions Club Memorial Grove Committee has purchased trees in memory of citizens that had passed away in the previous 12 months. Co-Chair John Hall welcomed the gathering of about 70 people at 2:00 p.m. last Sunday; assisting in arrangements was Co-Chair Pat Hall. Taking a […]

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Motorcycles off Main St. Friday 13th between Park and Nelson Street

  MOTORCYLES will park on one block of downtown Main Street at September’s Friday the 13th event. Bikes will park at the curb for one block south from Powell Park to Clinton Street. Motorcycles and vendors will share downtown Main Street under the final plan approved by county council last Tuesday. Bikes will park on […]

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Harbourfront activities highlight local industry

  Port Dover harbourfront activities on Friday and Saturday were successful. Chief organizer Mike Scruton of Scruton Marine Services and his sister Mary Jane Marshall reported on Monday they were “absolutely happy” with every aspect of the event. Mike said the most important thing about the program was it brought attention to this lakeside community’s […]

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Canada Day program on Monday in Port Dover

    With Canada Day celebrations on July 1st only days away, Port Dover is preparing for the annual celebration. The day-long program features something of interest for everyone.   Soap Box Derby The program gets underway with the Port Dover Kinsmen Club’s traditional Soap Box Derby beginning at 9 a.m. for racers between the […]

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Volunteers to restore “Almidart” at Museum over next four years

A historic fishing tug will be restored at Port Dover’s waterfront over the next four years. The Almidart, built by George Gamble in 1932, is one of the first Lake Erie fish tugs with an electrically welded hull. It will be restored in phases to display at Port Dover Harbour Museum’s docks. County councillors last […]

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