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Tottenham resident shares heart-warming story

July 12, 2017   ·   0 Comments

A Tottenham resident’s story is good enough to warm your soul. A tale by Isolde Ryan is included in the new “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of Canada” book. Canada is known for warm people and cold winters, vibrant cities and wide open spaces, national pride combined with a cultural mosaic, and its humorous, yet hard-working citizens. And these days, Canada, a relatively young nation at age 150, is looking better than ever to the rest of the world. You’ll know why after you read the 101 stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of Canada, released June 6.

Tottenham youth among Duke of Edinburgh Award recipients

The Scouting and Guiding movements have a long history of producing achievers, and evidence of that is easy to find. There were more examples presented in Toronto as more than 100 young people received their Silver Awards of Achievement in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program from Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell.

Local woman living her dream

What are the odds that a small gym, that began with eight people would attract over 800 people, or that a woman’s passion for good ...

Simcoe County farm earns ‘Master Breeder’ status

John and Bonnie den Haan, of Haanview Farms in Loretto, have been named a 2016 Master Breeder – the most coveted Holstein Canada award. The den Haans now join the ranks of the most elite breeders across Canada.

Local author hosts first book signing during festival

She’s an orange-belt kickboxer, long-time ball hockey player and old-time volleyball player. Now, she can add published author to her list of accomplishments.

New Tecumseth senior graduates from U of T with an Honours BA

Meet Clive Davies, a 79-year-old former police officer and New Tecumseth resident who graduated this past June 10 from The University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in History. The oldest graduate this year by far, he has 59 years at hand on the youngest and completes his journey after taking what he jokingly refers to as a “25-year sabbatical” (he first began his studies at U of T part-time in 1978).

25th anniversary of operations at the South Simcoe Railway

The South Simcoe Railway (SSR) has been operating for 25 years, and members of the Tottenham Beeton & District Chamber of Commerce (TBDCC) know that’s something to celebrate.

Loretto Tavern oozes charm and nostalgia

The grand old lady in Loretto has some great bones. Now she’s getting new legs, thanks to the efforts of an experienced entrepreneur.

Beeton teen receives John Simcoe Award for volunteerism

Piper Emma Dedels, a 17-year-old Beeton resident, was recently recognized by Simcoe-Grey MP, Dr. Kellie Leitch, with the John Simcoe Award.

Tottenham’s Jordan Clark stars in fourth season of Family Channel drama

Jordan Clark, Tottenham’s favourite dancer, has been cast in Family Channel’s The Next Step for a fourth season.

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