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St. Cecilia students hold annual Christmas Concert

By Donna McMillan St. Cecilia students were busy practicing at a dress rehearsal last Wednesday in preparation for their annual Christmas Concert which was held Thursday at St. Cecilia Church. Teacher Carmen Davis was coordinator and students Gordon Wallace and Madi Whyte acted as Master of Ceremonies for the segments provided by all grade levels. […]

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“DECEMBER IN OUR TOWN” By Port Dover Lakewood Elementary

By Donna McMillan “December in our Town” was the theme for Lakewood Elementary School’s First Evening Concert held Monday night of this week after being cancelled because of poor weather last Thursday. Grades one to eight students also entertained a large crowd at their dress rehearsal last Wednesday. Music, song and skits portrayed the birth […]

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Port Dover Family homeless after fire

A mother and her three children are homeless after fire destroyed their rented home at 23 Old Hamilton Road early Saturday at about 3 a.m. Michelle Douglas and her children, Jakob, age 8; Dezeray, 5 and Savannah, 3 were out-of-town visiting family when the blaze occurred. The fire is said to have started in a […]

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Water rates set to rise again in new year

Norfolk residents pay some of the highest rates for municipal water and sewer service in Ontario. The rates will increase in 2015. The question facing county council is how much. Last week county staff recommended rates go up by 3.9 per cent next year. The average household would pay $120.44 a month, up $4.48 a […]

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Twelve park benches, six bicycle racks and four garbage containers were installed at Riverfront Park last Friday. Two workers of Cedar Lane nursery in Port Dover, Tom Jansen and Chris Robinet, are pictured installing lag bolts in the concrete walkway for the benches facing the Lynn River in the harbour. Norfolk County official Lee Rabbitts was there with Ed Laevens of neighbouring Bridge Yachts and a stalwart supporter of the project.

Update on Port Dover waterfront issues

The fifth annual general meeting of Port Dover Waterfront Preservation Assn. outlined the many successes in the harbour area in the past year … and still ongoing. Chair Rick Misner assured the members present, “the association is in good health.” It is in a sound financial position with “enough money to play in the game.” […]

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Death Notices December 2014

Published December 17th 2014 Ryan Lewis LEWIS, Ryan. A kind and adventurous soul, Ryan has joined his dad, Larry and sister, Mary after a courageous and short fight with cancer on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the age of 34 years. Beloved and cherished fiancé of Jennifer Doherty. Devoted daddy of Maya. Loving son of […]

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Commercial fishermen review year

For Port Dover’s commercial fishermen this past year has been called a “pretty decent year for fishing.” Owner George Gibbons of Pleasant Port Fish Company on Passmore Ave. in the commercial east basin reported that “we are finished fishing for this year”. Actually, he commented they had reached their quota for pickerel and perch by […]

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Health Centre Board saying shovel in the ground by spring

The current Port Dover Community Health Centre Board of Directors has modified its focus from the past toward its goal of a health care centre in Port Dover. Chair Bruce Armstrong explained to The Maple Leaf this week that the current plan addresses three general areas important for their plan to become a reality: a […]

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Charlie Luke’s history with Port Dover is long and deep

By Donna McMillan MAYOR-ELECT Charlie Luke will begin his new role at the helm of Norfolk County on December 2, the date of the inaugural meeting of the recently elected Council. And, he is looking forward to spending his first six months visiting with all area businesses, making himself available to the public and working […]

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Death Notices November 2014

Published November 26th 2014 Ron Butchart BUTCHART, Ronald of Port Dover passed away suddenly on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Hamilton General Hospital in his 83rd year. Dear father of Cheryl (Guy) Simon of Langton, Karen (Cam) Laforme of Tillsonburg, Katy, Chris and Chuck (Adrienne) all of Simcoe. Proud grandfather of Tracy, Shaun, Alexis, Ryan […]

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Port Dover ChristmasFest Parade video

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Board of Trade president Adam Veri, Manager Jan Overend, ChristmasFest chair Derek Ritschel, Cara Bridgwater, Christmas Lighting committee Melissa Mummery and a holiday minion preparing for ChristmasFest.

Santa Claus is coming to town Saturday for ChristmasFest

Plans are complete for Saturday’s ChristmasFest and Moonlight Madness with the annual visit of Santa Claus to Port Dover. This event is a project of Port Dover Board of Trade, with Derek Ritschel serving as committee chair and Manager Jan Overend spearheading the arrangements. Cara Bridgwater is assisting with many of the details in the […]

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