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George Van Ankum recognized as Mapleton Senior of the Year

George Van Ankum recognized as Mapleton Senior of the Year

MAPLETON - Drayton resident George Van Ankum has been recognized as the township’s Senior of the Year. He was presented with a certificate of recognition and a township pin at the May 23 council meeting.

Breakfast on the Farm will provide fresh perspective on agriculture

Breakfast on the Farm will provide fresh perspective on agriculture

ALMA - It all began at the Ontario Association of Agriculture convention in Toronto.

Flower show

Flower show

Mapleton Buds and Blooms had a busy meeting on May 23. It began with the Spring Flower Show. Seventy-four entries “filled the room with beautiful flowers and aroma,” officials say. Dorothy Dickson won first prize for her design entry. Following the show the society’s monthly meeting was held.

Local fundraiser

Local fundraiser

Jerry Ottens, left, assists Dorothy Dickson with her plant purchases at the Moorefield and District Horticultural Society annual Bake and Plant Sale. The sale was held May 27 in front of Gourlay’s store in Moorefield.

Council keeps options open on Moorefield hall

MAPLETON - Township council is keeping its options open as the municipality proceeds to tender for major renovations to the Maryborough Community Centre.

Canada’s war horses topic at Mapleton Historical Society AGM

Canada’s war horses topic at Mapleton Historical Society AGM

DRAYTON - The 2017 annual meeting of the Mapleton Historical Society featured Dr. Lisa Cox, who spoke on “Canada’s War Horses and the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps from 1914 to 1918.”

School board appoints new principal for Maryborough Public School

MOOREFIELD - Maryborough Public School will have a new principal next fall. The Upper Grand District School Board recently announced principal and vice-principal transfers and appointments as of Sept. 1.

Balloon art

Balloon art

Jacob Ladd of Drayton patiently waits for Bubbles the Clown’s balloon creation at the Drayton Kinettes Touch a Truck event on May 27 at the Drayton Fairgrounds.

Toy selection

Toy selection

Mapleton township offers tips  for recreational fire enjoyment

Mapleton township offers tips for recreational fire enjoyment

MAPLETON - The Township of Mapleton is offering local residents some direction on building a safe campfire or a fire in their backyard.
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