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Independent coffee shop has become vibrant community hub

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Boiling Over is a big supporter of the arts community, with its open mic nights on the third Friday of each month. Photo: Roderick Benns.

On any given day it’s easy to see the City’s business getting done. No, we’re not at City Hall right now in your faithful scribe’s scenario. We are, in fact, at Boiling Over’s Coffee Vault in downtown Lindsay.

Meetings take place between City officials here. Economic Development might stop by for a tête-à-tête. Community groups meet to plan their activities. It’s not all business, of course. There’s socializing and debate, conversations and interviews. It’s a mix of millennials, Generation Z, Generation X, and Boomers. (Well, pretty much all ages.)

I’ve seen teachers lesson planning, students doing homework, and artists talking music.

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Ark Hair and Beauty: Salon for individuals, supply store for retailers, stylists

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Ark Hair and Beauty, Lindsay.

For salons and stylists in Lindsay and the surrounding area, Ark Hair and Beauty is the closest beauty outlet to home. Ark, which serves as both a beauty supply business and a salon, has filled a crucial gap in Lindsay.

“There’s no beauty supply in town,” says Rozina, the principal stylist and beauty expert in the store. Her husband, Ali, is co-owner and they work together to make Ark a premier destination in their field.

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Lindsay’s prestigious Adelaide Place to proceed with phase two of development

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Lindsay’s prestigious Adelaide Place to proceed with phase two of development

In a well-attended ceremony earlier this week, Lindsay’s prestigious Adelaide Place broke ground on its second phase.

To be ready within a year and a half to two years, the new development represents a $32 million dollar investment in the community which has been operating its first phase since January 2011. The project is also expected to create more than 150 short-term construction and skilled labour positions and employ a total of 75 full and part-time employees when it is fully operational.

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