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Today's date: Thursday March 30, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 12
   
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Hippity Hop event returns to Fergus on April 15

FERGUS - On April 15 the Easter Bunny will be in downtown Fergus for the annual Hippity Hop event.

Clifford history detailed in book by local resident

Clifford history detailed in book by local resident

CLIFFORD - For over 30 months, members of the 150th Community Anniversary and 2017 Clifford Homecoming committee have met on the second Saturday of the month to discuss preparations for Canada’s 150th birthday and Clifford’s homecoming.

Students become teachers at ‘Digital Saturday’ at JD Hogarth School on March 25

GUELPH - Back by popular demand, the Upper Grand District School Board will be hosting Digital Saturday in Fergus this month. On March 25 from 9 to 11:30am, parents and guardians are invited to the board’s technology open house at JD Hogarth Public School.

Full moon water blessing honours water at Hillsburgh Pond

HILLSBURGH - March’s Water Blessing was held at the Hillsburgh Pond, on the Elora/Cataract Trail, near Hillsburgh.

Erin Air Cadets compete in recent squadron effective speaking competition

Erin Air Cadets compete in recent squadron effective speaking competition

The Erin Air Cadets had three individuals compete in the Squadron Effective Speaking Competition this year on Feb. 22.

Country Queens in Fergus

Country Queens in Fergus

Country hits - Patsy Cline and the Queens of Country performed to a sold out crowd on March 18 at the Fergus Grand Theatre. Stars Heather Christine and Loralee McGuirl sang popular hits from Dolly Parton and other female county music stars.

JUNO winner Rita Chiarelli to perform at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH - “Blues goddess” Rita Chiarelli will perform a free Oh Canada Concert on March 24 at Guelph Civic Museum as part of the Fourth Friday concert series.

Centre Wellington festivals, arts community and tourism officials come together for Festival Faire

FERGUS - Centre Wellington festival officials, artists, merchants, tourism officials and more are coming together to offer Festival Faire, a new one-day celebration of Centre Wellington.

Riding high

Riding high

Juggler/comedian Craig Douglas entertained a crowd of about 50 youngsters and parents at the Palmerston branch of the Wellington County Library on March 15. The free event was part of the library’s county-wide program of March Break events.

Certificates

Certificates

The Fergus Legion presented award winners from the district youth education competition with certificates on March 15.

Elora woman’s story featured in national magazine

Elora woman’s story featured in national magazine

ELORA - Elora resident Michelle Duvall is featured in a national magazine. Duvall’s photo essay depicting the Fergus dog park was published in the March 2017 issue of More of Our Canada magazine, a Reader’s Digest publication - and one of her photos was chosen for the cover.

Pirates coming back

BRUCEDALE - The Pirate Festival is set to take place at the Royal Distributing Athletic and Performance Centre on Aug. 5 from 11am to midnight and Aug. 6 and 7 from 11am to 8pm.

Two local men to turn dream Peru trek into documentary

Two local men to turn dream Peru trek into documentary

ELORA - Often there’s one place in the world that profoundly resonates with someone but feels unattainable. For Jason Dekorte, of Fergus, that place was Peru.

Aboyne library reopens on March 17

Aboyne library reopens on March 17

The Aboyne library was officially reopened on March 17 after being closed for renovations since September. County councillors, library staff, guests and children helped cut the ribbon for the grand reopening. Maggie Kingdon found a book to read shortly after the doors opened. Photo by Olivia Rutt

March break fundraiser

March break fundraiser

A Drayton Kinette Club fundraiser in honour of Moorefield resident Jakob Klaassen raised over $1,200 for Kidney Cancer Canada. Over 190 people filled the Maryborough Community Centre in Moorefield on March 16 to watch magician Andrew Woo perform.

100-day fun

100-day fun

Students of the Grade 1-2 class at Community Christian School in Drayton were invited to dress up like they were 100 years old on Feb. 28 in celebration of having completed 100 days of the school year.
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