A Christmas gift surprise

Over the past year, the Community Foundation of Orillia and Area (CFOA) has granted more than $100,000 to local charities.

Harmonizing for the Haven

Lake Country Harmony, a non-profit ladies barbershop chorus based in Orillia, presented its annual Christmas Sing-Along recently at the Orillia...

Man pulled from lake

A man who fell through the ice Monday afternoon on Lake Couchiching near Tudhope Park is in “good condition,” Orillia OPP Const. Jim Edwards said.

OPP are investigating a sudden death in Collingwood. A deceased male was found at a Hickory Street property Dec. 21. PAUL BRIAN/THE ENTERPRISE-BULLETIN

Sudden death in Collingwood

Officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a sudden death at a Hickory S

TWITTER PHOTO Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka tweeted this photo of a man wearing a fake Salvation Army uniform who they suspect took two kettles from two Alliston businesses on the weekend.

Kettles Grinched

ALLISTON – Dressed in a replica Salvation Army uniform, including a peak cap, a man removed Christmas kettles from two businesses here.

The Crate’s Lake Country Boats Orillia Lakers under-12 major atom boys team includes Talbot Waite, Jack Sonnenberg, Trent Tibbett, Hayden Meeks, Cameron Crate, Eric Scott, Cody Head, Carter Madorin, Zac Waite, Ashton Twyman, Caleb Clark, head coach Mark Meeks and assistant coaches Dave Clark and Jeff Waite. Absent: Dean Perrigo. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Make that four wins

The Crate's Lake Country Boats Orillia Lakers under-12 major atom boys team hosted basketball tournament recently, which included a food drive for the

Fred Grainger fell in love with pickleball while wintering in Florida and helped bring the sport to Orillia, where it has caught on quickly. It is a combination of badminton, tennis and ping-pong. DAVE DAWSON/THE PACKET & TIMES

Picking up on pickleball

While wintering in Florida last year, Orillia's Fred Grainger was introduced to a pickleball, a new sport that has been taking that state by storm.

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