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New partnership for Storytelling Orillia

This month begins a new partnership, Side by Each, between Storytelling Orillia and the Orillia Museum of Art and History as they team up to promote the telling and gathering of Orillia stories.

SUBMITTED A Summer Readers Club member displaying her Library Super Reader sign.

Summer program cools down

The TD Summer Reading Club kicked off on July 4 with 750 kids and teens registered; a 57% increase from last summer at the Orillia Public Library.

David Hawke/Special to the Packet & Times Environmental destruction cannot be 'collateral damage' for the sake of economic development. To remove mature forests, to endanger the protection of groundwater, to place hundreds of residential septic beds atop permeable soils and beside riparian wetlands, is irresponsible and immoral. Whatever happened to the notion that our natural environment is to be considered equally, perhaps even more greatly, than the greed to make a few bucks on a hot real estate market?

What can just one person do?

A number of years ago, way back in the early 1980s, a document was printed and released to the general public. The authors of this document were several and international in origin, and while it came out under just one name, that of the Prime Minister of Norway, it was unique and timely for it addressed how humans were to manage themselves on this

The battle of Fort Oswego in upper New York state, was a success for the Royal Navy, thanks in part to the actions of Miller Worsley.

Navy hero remembered locally

Miller Worsley was not some cast-off from the Royal Navy, sent off to Canada to fulfill some half-hearted commitment to the defence of British North America when the United States declared war in 1812.

A Stanley 55 plane.

Planes valued by collectors

Rhykenology? This is the antiques column isn't it? With a name like that it sounds like this article will be more along the lines of a serious medical issue. A rhykenologist is a student of antique wooden planes and their history -- a history that dates back to the times of ancient Egypt and Rome. The ruins at Pompeii have seen examples unearthed t

Twenty-year-old Zain Campbell records rap and R&B under the name Alphabreff. SUBMITTED

Musician turns past pain into beautiful music

He liked Saskatchewan the best, that time they crossed the country in a Suzuki jeep loaded with all their worldly possessions. Perhaps because it was as lonely as he was, or because it was as inviting as the blank pages on which he drew superheroes reigning over new worlds. Better worlds than the one he knew. A boy wouldn't stutter in a world like

SUBMITTED From left to right, Stephen Bond, Bridget Healy and Jacky Wu are part of the inaugural cohort of Lakehead-Georgian Electrical Engineering students.

New programs open doors

Nearly 45 students began their studies at the Barrie campus in September as part of Lakehead-Georgian's first classes.

OSMH NICU graduate baby Gavin is shown with a Tim Hortons Smile Cookie. Help other infants like Gavin this week by purchasing a $1 Smile Cookie at any Orillia Tim Hortons. (SUBMITTED)

Sweet, sweet smiles

Tim Hortons is bringing more smiles to Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) with the kick-off of its annual Smile Cookie campaign.

Reid Family Scholarship winner Cassandra Reynolds, centre, joins Dr. Reza Behjati, left, anatomical pathologist and OSMH Foundation board member, and Sandy Davis, development co-ordinator and Reid Family Scholarship committee member, to accept the scholarship. (SUBMITTED)

OSS grad wins $10,000 scholarship

Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Reid Family Scholarship has been awarded to Orillia Secondary School graduate Cassandra Reynolds.

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