Jessica Fletcher plays a mystic

While watching Murder She Wrote (I know it’s pretty scary for most people but some of us live for danger) it occurred to me that Angela Lansbury is co

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES - The program for 2014 International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day in Orillia.

Talking about suicide

Seven people, most of whom were strangers, sat down together Saturday to take the first step to begin coping with the suicides of their loved ones.

Barrie Colt Cordell James (27) tries to keep the puck away from Hunter Garlent (23) of the Peterborough Petes behind the Peterborough net. Barrie scored first but gave up two quick short handed goals and never recovered losing 4-3. J.T. McVeigh Photo

Colts nipped by Petes

The Barrie Colts have lots of offensive firepower. But spotting their opponents a three-goal lead can nullify that strength.

Couchiching Jubilee House executive Director Akosua Atta-Mensah, right, accepts a $1,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Orillia and Area Friday during a presentation at Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle. ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES

‘This isn’t a blip year’

The Community Foundation of Orillia and Area more than doubled the grant money it distributed to local charities in 2014 over 2013 and more than tripl

Jim Wilson Orillia Terrier forwards Brock Welsh, left, and Jamie Borrelli dig out a loose puck in the corner during recent Georgian Bay Mid-Ontario Jr. C hockey action. The Terriers return home Saturday night after three weeks on the road when they clash with Midland in an 8:30 p.m. contest at Rotary Place. DAVE DAWSON/QMI AGENCY

Terriers deal defenceman

After seven games on the road over the past 20 days, the Jim Wilson Orillia Terriers will finally return to Rotary Place Saturday night.

An employee of Willowtree Farm arranges produce at the Orillia Farmers’ Market Saturday. ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES

Markets move indoors

With snow now on the ground, Orillia’s two farmers’ markets have moved indoors following their inaugural seasons.

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