Members of the ukulele cub at W.R. Best Public School in Oro-Medonte perform, Tuesday, during a concert in celebration of a $10,000 grant the school received in March from the MusiCounts Band Aid Program. The school will use the money to purchase new music material and instruments. MARK WAZNEL PHOTO

Music to their ears

Students and staff at W.R. Best Public School in Oro-Medonte kicked up their heels Tuesday thanks to a visit from Canadian country singer Kira Isabell

SUBMITTED PHOTO The Orillia Vocal Ensemble’s (OVE) concert Saturday at St. Paul’s United Church raised more than $4,300 for Hillcrest Lodge. Carol Benedetti, OVE manager, and group president Fred Smith are pictured presenting the cheque to Hillcrest Lodge board president Cam Davidson.

Group pays it forward again

The Orillia Vocal Ensemble’s (OVE) concert Saturday at St. Paul’s United Church raised more than $4,300 for Hillcrest Lodge.

Focusing on ‘thumb people’

Police officers are hopeful OPP’s attempts to modernize will reach out to the “thumb people” and increase the number of crimes reported.

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