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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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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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Port Dover prepares for Canada Day

  THE oldest of Port Dover’s many celebrations will take place on Monday, July 1st. The day-long program to mark Canada Day 2019 has many organizations, businesses and individuals planning to celebrate this community’s 152nd Canada Day … something Port Dover has done each year since Confederation in 1867. Soap Box Derby This year’s program […]

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Totes races, tug pulls & more this Saturday at harbourfront

  A harbourfront event that in just a few years has become a Port Dover tradition remembering some former stalwards of the marine industry. The events take place Friday and Saturday this weekend. Scruton Marine Inc. founded the event to honour the late Peggy Scruton but now has expanded to pay tribute to the local […]

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Port Dover Open Studio on weekend

By Donna McMillan Kelly Bell of Port Dover has been a beachcomber and a crocheter all her life. She has put the two together to create through her “Funky Finds Design” business beautiful macramé hanging pieces of art. Yes, the art of knotting strings in patterns to make decorative articles, so popular in its heyday […]

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Water problem “must be solved fast” says developer

  By David Judd A proposed moratorium on new development has created a dilemma for one of Port Dover’s largest developers. The town’s need for more municipal drinking water must be solved fast, John Lennox of Dover Coast told county councillors last Tuesday. The moratorium, tentatively approved unanimously by councillors last Tuesday, puts into limbo […]

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May Food Drive underway for Port Dover and Area Life Line Food Bank

  A musical kick-off event for “The Month of May Food Drive” was held last Wednesday at Elmer Lewis Parkette in downtown Port Dover. Co-chairs Bruce (House) Milner and Harry Smith were joined by representatives from Port Dover Board of Trade, Scotiabank, Mike’s No Frills, Port Dover Lions Club and the Port Dover and Area […]

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Residents across Norfolk County mourning the loss of “Red” Kelly

  ONE of the most decorated hockey players of all time, Leonard Patrick “Red” Kelly, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 2 at Toronto’s Sunnybrook-Holland Rehabilitation Centre in his 92nd year. “Mr. Kelly was best known for what he did on the ice, but he was much more than a Stanley Cup champion and Hockey […]

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Developer says Dover Wharf condo construction to begin by summer

    DESPITE the lack of any visible progress in many months at the Dover Wharf waterfront condominium project on Harbour Street, there are arrangements being made by the principals involved. “It (the building) will definitely be started late this spring or by summer,” was the word from Tony Diec in a Friday phone interview. […]

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Death Notices March 2018

Published March 7th Graydon Field FIELD, Graydon Gilbert – It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Graydon on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Cedarwood Village Nursing Home. Mr. Graydon Field of Simcoe in his 104th year. Graydon was the son of the late Freeman Field, late Grace Ponting and late […]

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