SUBMITTED PHOTO Information services librarian Jaclyn Derlatka and chef Marcel Taillefer, of Marcel’s Restaurant, are pictured holding some "blind date" books.

Love in the air at library

This February, love is in the air at the Orillia Public Library. Stop by and get into the Valentine’s Day spirit by picking up your own blind date...

DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES An Orillia Lady Kings player is chased down during an opponent during the provincial championships at the West Orillia Sports Complex. Registration for girls field lacrosse opens online Saturday.

Lacrosse program on the grow

In 1997, when the Orillia Minor Lacrosse Association first offered a girls field lacrosse program, about 20 girls signed up to try the strange new...

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A beacon of hope

Can you imagine what it must be like to be a homeless person this week, as bone- chilling temperatures turn dark nights into potential death sentences

How you look at things matters

In the crazy world we live in, "carbs" make you fat; yet they are a good source of energy. We are content to watch Game of Thrones on TV, but are horr

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