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Today's date: Tuesday September 18, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 37
   
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New exhibit opens at Minto Art Gallery

New exhibit opens at Minto Art Gallery

HARRISTON - While she utilizes a wide range of styles and mediums in her work Dana Savard says she’s best described as “a spiritual artist” because “I allow my higher self to lead me and my inner child to play.”

Residents hoping for Bieber sightings

ABERFOYLE - It appears there will be local residents on the lookout for Justin Bieber.

Block party in Drayton

Block party in Drayton

Drayton Reformed Church members hosted a Community Block Party in the church parking lot on Sept. 8. The free event was held to help celebrate the church’s “Ministry Kick-off Weekend.”

Wightman Telecom exhibit opens at museum

Wightman Telecom exhibit opens at museum

ABOYNE - The Wightman Telecom exhibit, titled The First 110 Years, officially opened on Sept. 9 at the Wellington County Museum and Archives. Wightman Telecom was founded in Clifford in the early 1900s, and is the only telephone company in Canada still owned by the same founding family.

Third Minto Tuff Truck Challenge set for Sept. 22

Third Minto Tuff Truck Challenge set for Sept. 22

HARRISTON - The Harriston Kinsmen Club is gearing up to host the third annual Minto Tuff Truck Challenge on Sept. 22.

Harvest Home Festival at museum on Sept. 23

ABOYNE - It is harvest time in Wellington County and the Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) will be hosting its annual Harvest Home Festival on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1-5pm.

Adventure author speaking in Elora

Adventure author speaking in Elora

ELORA - A best-selling Canadian writer will be presenting at the Elora Gorge Cinema this weekend. The Elora Adventurers have invited Kate Harris, Canadian national best selling author of Lands of Lost Borders, to kick off its ninth season.

Wellington County museum to open two new exhibits

ABOYNE - The Wellington County Museum and Archives will be hosting an opening reception on Sept. 16 from 1 to 3pm for two new art exhibits.

Writer’s festival

Writer’s festival

TOP: Crowds walked along York Street in Eden Mills on Sept. 9 to take in the sights of the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival. ABOVE: Musician, artist and writer Tom Wilson read from his memoir Beautiful Scars at the Eden Mills Writer’s Festival on Sept. 9.

Elora Fergus Studio Tour taking place last two weekends in September

ELORA - This year’s Elora Fergus Studio Tour has a roster of 40 artists working in a wide variety of media. The free, self-guided tour in the Township of Centre Wellington, brings together artists and art lovers over the last two weekends in September.

Fergus car show draws crowd in new location

Fergus car show draws crowd in new location

Fergus car show - The 22nd annual Fergus Antique and Classic Car show found a new home this year along St. Patrick Street West. LEFT: Show-goers check out the rows of gleaming vehicles. RIGHT: Eight-month-old Mason Johnson drove this nifty wagon, which was decked out by his proud grandfather Chris Johnson.

Belwood car show

Belwood car show

The Belwood Lake Car Club hosted its 7th annual car show at the ball diamond off Smith Street on Sept. 9.

Local youth to dance in Coppélia in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE - Five young dancers will take the stage as part of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s classic Coppélia, co-presented by Drayton Entertainment next week.

Brenda Lewis plans performance at Diana Downtown in Guelph

GUELPH - Diana Downtown is presenting its annual Guelph Jazz Festival Jazz Around Town series dinner show with local jazz vocalist Brenda Lewis.

Language Arts to play in Guelph Sept. 13

GUELPH - On Sept. 13, Language Arts will be heading to Guelph to play Dstrct in support of its upcoming album Lemon/Lime.

Arts symposium coming to Harriston

HARRISTON - A mini-symposium for a regional arts organization will be held here this fall. The symposium, hosted by the southwestern Ontario chapter of Supporting Performing Arts in Rural and Remote Communities (SPARC), will be held at the Harriston-Minto Community Centre on Oct. 20.
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