Everywhere you look, there are sparkly lights, holiday events and Christmas shoppers. I think Orillia must be one of the most generous communities around – one reason I love living here.
If you want to know a person – to really, really know what that person is all about – take a look at the reading material on his or her bedside table.
Editor’s note: The July 24, 2015, edition of the Packet & Times featured a column about Patsy Robbins, written by Kate Grigg. Robbins died Tuesday in her 74th year. In memory of Robbins, we are reprinting the column, with the addition of these words from the author.
Suite 204 Studio and Gallery, in partnership with Leanne Cooke of Re/Max Orillia, is excited to showcase the work of local artist Kelli Dove.
Recognizing the value and importance of strong community partnerships, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) held an appreciation breakfast Tuesday for local partner organizations that have helped enhance the flow of patients through the health-care system.
CFUW Orillia was very honoured recently to have Dr. Kevin Young of the Senior Care Centre at Orillia's Leacock Centre, as guest speaker.
It's tradition for The Cellar Singers to present Handel's Messiah in Orillia every second year. This year, the holiday classic comes to the stage at St. Paul's Centre on Dec. 11 at 3 p.m.
Kim Bremer, born and bred in Toronto, thought she would always live in the Big Smoke.
Don Evans and the band Alex are bringing A Child's Christmas in Wales and some great music back to the Orillia Museum of Art and History, building a welcome Christmas tradition, this year for the benefit of The Couchiching Conservancy and OMAH.
Now that December has arrived, we often turn our thoughts to family, friends and the month-long celebration of togetherness that is December.
Want to test your relationship? Spend the holidays together.
Instagram recently revealed its list of the top places in Canada featured in Instagram photos this year. Given the size of the population (and some of the events going on this year), it’s not surprising that southern Ontario holds down seven of the top spots. You’ll also find British Columbia and Montreal. Here’s the list.
Dear Amy: I suffered regular sexual abuse at the hands of a cousin when I was between the ages of 5 and 8. He is eight years older than me.
Wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough and get your annual flu shot, right?Just as the seasonal push for the flu vaccine is in full swing, mounting research is raising questions about that advice for healthy Canadians.One leading Canadian researcher is calling for a “critical review” of Canada’s influenza vaccine programs
Dear Amy: I am a 34-year-old man working in risk management, seeking a mid- to senior-level position in my profession. Recently, I had a wonderful panel interview with a billion-dollar health care company. It could not have gone better. I was thrilled to receive a voicemail a day after the interview requesting a call back.