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Today's date: Sunday October 22, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 42
   
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Fall Frolic

Fall Frolic

Great pumpkins - Emma Webster and two-and-a-half-year-old Miles Webster of Drayton check out some of the pumpkins on display at Mapleton’s Organic Dairy during the Butter Tarts and Buggies Fall Frolic on Oct. 14.

Alpaca walk

Alpaca walk

A walk through the woods with alpaca companions was part of the fun at Pootcorners farm during the Fall Frolic on Oct. 14.

Celebrate Christmas with the King

Celebrate Christmas with the King

DRAYTON - Celebrate the holidays with a concert guaranteed to have the audience dancing in their “Blue Suede Shoes.”

Rock of Ages brings big hair, great tunes to Dunfield stage

Rock of Ages brings big hair, great tunes to Dunfield stage

CAMBRIDGE - Drayton Entertainment’s musical production of Rock of Ages delivers on everything this long-running Broadway hit has to offer: big hair, great music and several entertaining, if somewhat hackneyed, plot lines.

Mapleton CAO resigns citing family considerations

Mapleton CAO resigns citing family considerations

MAPLETON - The township’s chief administration officer has resigned. Mayor Neil Driscoll and council announced the resignation of CAO/clerk Brad McRoberts on Oct. 13.

Fire safey at children's safety day

Fire safey at children's safety day

Floradale firefighter James Martin helps Ayr resident Iris Perriman use a fire extinguisher during a demonstration at the Wellington Farm and Home Safety Association’s children’s safety day at ESM Farm Equipment Ltd. in Wallenstein on Oct. 14. Martin explained proper fire extinguisher operation using the PASS system (Pull the pin, Aim the hose, Squeeze the lever and Sweep over the top of the fire). Photo by Caroline Sealey

Newcomer picnic held in Drayton

Newcomer picnic held in Drayton

DRAYTON - LEFT: County of Wellington Settlement Services held a Newcomer Welcome Picnic in Drayton on Oct. 5. From left: settlement team worker Ekram Almomani, settlement team Fergus program manager Colleen Brunelle and caterer Nanci Aburaneh with desserts served to picnic attendees. RIGHT: Mohammad Al Hawari and Amal Ayyash, guest speakers at an Oct. 5 Newcomer Welcome Picnic in Drayton, spoke about their journey from Syria to Canada as immigrants. The couple expressed thanks to everyone who has supported them.

Foster parents recognized for 15 years of dedication

Foster parents recognized for 15 years of dedication

MAPLETON - It’s been 15 years since Brad and Dianne Schieck started fostering children, but for them it has passed in a blink of an eye.

New forestry specialist working with GRCA and Trees for Mapleton

MAPLETON - The Trees for Mapleton committee has announced new forestry specialist Meghan Clay, who works for the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA), will be helping the local committee and providing support to landowners interested in planting trees.

Community Christian School plans Winter Wonderland Bazaar and Auction

DRAYTON - Community Christian School is preparing for the annual “Winter Wonderland“ Bazaar and Auction.

Legion invites entries to youth competitions

DRAYTON - The Drayton Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion is inviting local youths to participate in its annual poster, video, and literary contests.

Proposal for new tire shop in Moorefield raises concerns

MOOREFIELD - Mapleton council will await a more detailed site plan and a traffic study before deciding on a rezoning that would allow a tire sales and repair shop on a three-acre parcel of land along McGivern Street (Wellington Road 10) across from Maryborough Public School.

Three-goal third gives Drayton 5-1 win

Three unanswered goals in the third period gave Drayton a solid victory over Listowel.
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Community Guide Fall 2017

BUZZ

MTO asked to include town hall session at Highway 6, 401 meeting
Puslinch on shortlist for relocated truck inspection stations
Mapleton CAO resigns citing family considerations
Erin to video record council meetings

COLUMNISTS

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EDITORIAL

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