DRAYTON – The Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies has named Helen Moffat this year’s Reserve Butter Tart Champion.
Local seniors offer words of wisdom in anthology of true stories
GUELPH/ERAMOSA – Coming together to write an anthology of true stories had a local group of seniors laughing with and supporting one another in a “collective creativity” that had them feeling “like teenagers” again.
Guelph restaurant holding fundraiser for Syrian and Turkish earthquake relief
GUELPH - An upcoming fundraiser will support Syrian and Turkish earthquake relief.
ECFTA exhibition celebrates artists with ‘(dis)abilities’
ELORA – Artists with disabilities are celebrated in a new exhibition at the Elora Centre for the Arts. The exhibition, entitled Soar - Celebrating our Ability to Fly, Sing and Soar, is on now until April 2.
Guelph Arts Council transforms eBar into artBar
GUELPH – The eBar, a space known for musical performances, poetry slams, and 2SLGBTQIA+ dance parties, permanently closed its doors early in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guelph/Eramosa council briefs
BRUCEDALE – Guelph/Eramosa council meets every Monday afternoon in a hybrid format.
Guelph/Eramosa council paid $146,750 in 2022
BRUCEDALE – Guelph/Eramosa council was paid a total of $146,762 in 2022. This is up from $144,106 in 2021, but less than the total remuneration paid in 2020 ($150,500).
UGDSB approves calendars, recognizes schools, ratifies agreements, appoints student trustees
GUELPH – The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) calendars for the 2023-24 school year have been submitted to the province with a single revision following public input.
Guelph/Eramosa council sticks with road naming policy, denies developer’s request
BRUCEDALE – A new Rockwood road will be named after one of the township’s war dead, not the Drexler/Dowler developer’s late wife.
WCDSB chess tournament gives students chance to ‘shine’
GUELPH – Chess players from each of the six Catholic elementary schools in Wellington County were bused to St. Peter Catholic School in Guelph for a board-wide chess tournament on March 1.
Erin’s Seedy Saturday set for March 11
ERIN – Gardeners can pick up seeds and learn about growing food and flowers at the Seedy Saturday event here on March 11.
Aboriginal group to host ribbon skirt workshop
GUELPH – Some Indigenous community members from Guelph and Wellington County will celebrate International Women’s Day with a ribbon skirt workshop.
Local author releasing two new young adult novels
GUELPH/ERAMOSA – Jean Mills’ love of playing with language has led her to write and publish nine young adult (YA) novels, two of which will be available this spring.
Erin medium launches second book on connecting with spirit world
ERIN – Medium, teacher and author Mary-Anne Kennedy is releasing a second book teaching people to connect with what she calls “the other side.”
Fergus store offering chance to help build another massive puzzle
FERGUS – Kathy Martin works on a giant puzzle at Brighten Up toy store on the afternoon of Feb. 24.