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Today's date: Saturday April 29, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 17
   
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Tulip tourists

Tulip tourists

Casey and Greta DeBoer of Fergus and Carol and Ross McKinnell of Guelph recently returned from a 14-day cruise in and around the Netherlands and Belgium.

Centre Wellington council votes 4-3 to move to internet/telephone voting in 2018

ELORA - In a narrow 4-3 recorded vote, Centre Wellington has decided to use internet/telephone voting for the 2018 municipal election.

GRCA promotes Take a Kid Fishing Day at Belwood Lake, May 6

BELWOOD - Junior anglers can learn from the pros at the annual Shimano Take a Kid Fishing Day at Belwood Lake Park near Fergus on May 6.

Fibre art

Fibre art

The Wellington County Museum in Aboyne opened its new ARTeFACTS exhibit on April 23. Elizabeth Litch and others offer this exhibit, which shows the works of Connections Fibre Artists using more than 40 artifacts from the museum as the inspiration for their artwork.

Grand event offers taste of the good life

Grand event offers taste of the good life

ELORA - It was an afternoon to remember as Grand Taste marked 12 years of culinary excellence supporting the Groves Hospital Foundation.

Grand crew at Grand Taste in Elora

Grand crew at Grand Taste in Elora

Rotary Club of Centre Wellington members gather prior to this year’s Grand Taste event on April 23.

Fire at Mapleton Metallurgical quickly contained

Fire at Mapleton Metallurgical quickly contained

FERGUS - Centre Wellington firefighters from Fergus and Elora responded to a fire at Mapleton Metallurgical Specialties on Gartshore Street here on April 21.

75 years strong

75 years strong

The Fergus Legion Branch 275 Ladies Auxiliary hosted the District C Zone L.A. Convention in Fergus on April 23, to celebrate 75 years of dedicated service to the Royal Canadian Legion, Fergus Branch 275 and the local community.

Grandmothers group offering ‘magical night’

ELORA - The Grandmothers of the Grand extend an invitation to “A Magical Night to Remember” on June 2, at the Elora Legion (Maple Leaf Room) at 7pm.

Applied suicide intervention skills training in Fergus May 16, 17

FERGUS - It’s an opportunity to gain the skills to save lives. Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington community education worker Marilyn McFarlane explains ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is taking place in Fergus on May 16 and 17.

Expanded parking and river access proposed for Wilson Flats near Inverhaugh

Expanded parking and river access proposed for Wilson Flats near Inverhaugh

ELORA - A partnership along the Grand River could see major changes to the Wilson Flats river access on the Grand River near Inverhaugh.

Centre Wellington Community Foundation Greatest Hits FUNdraiser event May 6

CENTRE WELLINGTON - It’s time to put the “fun” back in “FUNdraising.”

Fergus Royal LePage Royal City Realty takes part in Garage Sale for Shelter

FERGUS - On May 13, Royal LePage Royal City Realty in Fergus joins Royal LePage offices across Canada, as it transforms into an oasis for bargain hunters for the 9thAnnual National Garage Sale for Shelter in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.

Wellington Terrace Family Council hosting dementia education session

ABOYNE - The Wellington Terrace Family Council is hosting an upcoming educational session for families caring for a loved one with dementia.

Karate

Karate

On March 26, Elora Gorge Karate Dojo hosted its 5th annual tournament as part of the International Meibu-Kan Gojyu-Ryu Karate-Do Association (IMGKA).

Antique Show and Sale draws crowds in Elora

Antique Show and Sale draws crowds in Elora

There were lots of antiques and vendors at last weekend’s Elora Antique Show and Sale at the Elora Community Centre. Neil Rodger and Jeffrey Reid of Splurge Antiques and Fine Art in Toronto. Photo by Mike Robinson

Treasures from the Past

Treasures from the Past

Threads of Time

Threads of Time

Judith Mureika and Julia Wright of Vintage J and J in Hamilton took part in the April 22 and 23 Elora Antique Show and Sale at the Elora Community Centre.

Grand River Agricultural Society introduces new Community Mini-Grant program

ELORA - The Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) has launched a new Community Mini-Grant program.

MGMT to headline Riverfest Elora

MGMT to headline Riverfest Elora

ELORA - Riverfest Elora is back for its ninth year this summer with headliner MGMT. “We’re definitely very excited about having MGMT headlining it,” said festival president and artistic director Jon Ralston. “It’s a lot bigger deal than anything we’ve ever done before. It’s a completely different level than anything we’ve done in the past.” Other featured acts announced on April 28 are Monster Truck, Gogol Bordello, Mother Mother, Sloan, K.Flay, Hollerado and USS.

‘Mane’ event

‘Mane’ event

The Centre Wellington Equine Trade Show and Used Tack Sale took place at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex in Fergus on April 9.
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Freda Leenders named Erin’s Citizen of the Year at volunteer appreciation awards night
Grand event offers taste of the good life
Police: ‘high-risk’ child sex offender to live in Guelph
Stella O’Krafka named Puslinch Volunteer of the Year
Donna Leach named Mount Forest’s Citizen of the Year
Expanded parking and river access proposed for Wilson Flats near Inverhaugh

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