Check your schedule

High school students with the public board better carefully check their schedules later this month.

Illustration of the Battle of Montgomery's Tavern.

Montgomery's curse realized

There's no plaque and nothing fancy at John Montgomery's grave in Barrie's Union Cemetery. Even so, he's possibly the most famous tavern keeper in Can

DAVID HAWKE/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES This delicate basket, held to the branches by strands of spider web and wet strips of birch bark, is the artistic creation of a red-eyed vireo. The deep cup, thin walls and lichen decorations are characteristic of this species, a shy bird that may be heard in summer but seldom seen.

Which nest is best?

If Mother Nature was to ever sit in on the kind of card game where you had to hide your excitement at a good hand, you could count me out! For nature

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES Jessica Brown, a personal training manager for Anytime Fitness, demonstrates the importance of holding good form when doing squats or lunges.

Lower risk with low lift

Two Olympians are reminding people of the importance of an active lifestyle and its role in lowering the risk of cancer.

Figure skater Gary Beacom, two-time Canadian silver medallist and 1984 Olympic competitor, poses with Jess Gray, carnival director with the Coldwater & District Figure Skating Club, and 9-year-old skater Danika Hamilton. The club hosts the annual figure skating carnival on April 1. KATE GRIGG/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES

Gliding toward a life's purpose

It feels like floating, Danika Hamilton says, figure skating. It's a hard thing to describe. Especially since she learned to skate at the age of three

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