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Today's date: Sunday March 24, 2019 Vol 52 Issue 12
   
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An Irish show

An Irish show

St. Patrick came to life at the Fergus Grand Theatre on March 17. The Real Irish Group came to Fergus on St. Patrick’s Day to sing Irish songs and tell the audience about St. Patrick’s history. A step dancer joined the group.

James McQueen PS to host 24th annual Bunny Breakfast

FERGUS - The James McQueen Bunny Breakfast will take place at James McQueen Public School on April 13 from 9 to 11am. In its 24th year, this Easter extravaganza is a community event the whole family can enjoy.

Diabetes donation

Diabetes donation

The Fergus Lions Club recently presented Diabetes Canada with a cheque for $637. These funds were raised during the November Diabetes Awareness campaign, and include donations made by FreshCo shoppers at the cashiers’ till.

‘Continuum of Care’ cost pegged at $88 million

‘Continuum of Care’ cost pegged at $88 million

ABOYNE - A preliminary business plan for a “Continuum of Care” on Wellington Place lands here pegs the price of building a supportive seniors community for about 300 residents at around $88 million.

Terrace resident celebrates milestone

Terrace resident celebrates milestone

100th birthday - Jessie Drury celebrated here 100th birthday at Wellington Terrace in Aboyne on March 15. Family and friends gathered to celebrate with Jessie as congratulations were received from far away including one from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

Active Living and Retirement Show comes to Victoria Park Seniors’ Centre this Friday

FERGUS - The Victoria Park Seniors Centre’s 12th Annual Active Living and Retirement Show is March 22 from 10am to 2pm at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex (550 Belsyde Avenue in Fergus).

Elora Mohawks welcome fans

Elora Mohawks welcome fans

Goal! - Jayden Monk, 4, was one of many kids who came out to the lacrosse open house hosted by Elora Mohawks Jr. B players on March 14 at the Wellington County Museum and Archives. There were lacrosse challenges, including shots on net measured by radar, skills competitions, games and activities.

Dancing season

Dancing season

Dancers from the Blue Bonnet Lassies School of Highland Dance competed at their first competition of the season on March 2.

Rockin’ good time

Rockin’ good time

The group Rock Around the Clock performed at the Fergus Grand Theatre on March 16. The group sang songs from the 1950s, including Rock Around the Clock, The Night has a Thousand Eyes, and Peggy Sue. The artists portrayed Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis. Photo by Bill Longshaw

Crime of the Week

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Sometime between the hours of 8:20 and 11:30am on Dec. 10, someone broke into a residence on Sideroad 10 here and stole several items, including a Mac laptop, a Samsung tablet, two Sony flat screen TVs and two jewelry boxes containing several rings, necklaces, earrings, a lady’s gold watch and a woman’s ruby stone ring.

Man charged with theft after $300,000 taken from business

Man charged with theft after $300,000 taken from business

FERGUS - An Elora man has been accused of stealing over $300,000 from his employer. On March 19, Wellington County OPP officers executed a search warrant at a storage locker on Glengarry Crescent in Fergus.

OPP: three suspects stole wallet, $15,000 from senior

OPP: three suspects stole wallet, $15,000 from senior

FERGUS - Police are looking to identify three suspects who took a senior citizen’s wallet and then stole about $15,000 from her bank accounts. The incident occurred at the Fergus Walmart on St. David Street North (Highway 6) on Feb. 20.

Super speakers

Super speakers

A 35-year public speaking tradition continued when the Belwood Lions Club hosted its annual effective speaking competition on March 5 at the Belwood Hall.

CIBC helps with blood drive

FERGUS - The Fergus branch of CIBC has partnered with Canadian Blood Services to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available to hospital patients in need.

‘Destination Animation’ seeks funding applications to create new experiences in Centre Wellington

Local entrepreneurs with great ideas are being sought out for this year’s Elora and Fergus Destination Animation Strategic Co-Investment Project funding.

At the museum

At the museum

LEFT: March Break activities began on March 11 and continued until March 15 at the Wellington County Museum and Archives in Aboyne. It was circus day on March 12. Four-year-old Brody Stewart tried out tight rope walking with the assistance of program director Kyle Smith. RIGHT: Activities on March 11 event were inspired by medieval times, with sword fights, medieval food, castle making and script writing. Amy Newson used medieval script to show her son Michael how to write “happy” in Chinese. Photos by Bill Longshaw

4-H baking club news

The Centre Wellington 4-H Club, called the Best Bakeria, meets on Wednesday nights.
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Community Guide Spring 2019

BUZZ

Health unit a finalist in MaRS Health’s national Opioid Data Challenge
Murder victim reported missing from Harriston
Autism protest
Smoking to be completely banned on Minto arena, community centre grounds
OPP: three suspects stole wallet, $15,000 from senior
College Royal Open House draws crowds to U of G

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