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Globus Theatre forges ahead with a summer season in 2021

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Globus Theatre with spaced seating.

Globus Theatre has announced their 2021 summer season from May 20 to Sept. 4, with “guaranteed crowd pleasers as well as new and exciting Canadian works,” according to a media release.

The summer season has been extended from 10 weeks to 16 due to the limited audience capacity. COVID-19 measures are in place and Globus Theatre is welcoming patrons to join its safe and social live events at the Lakeview Arts Barn.

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Beekeeper says his job creates a lot of buzz, especially during COVID

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Beekeeper says his job creates a lot of buzz
Beekeeper Jerry Jerrard of Bobcaygeon.

For most people, spring means the usual seasonal transitions, like planting new seeds and storing away the heavy coats. For beekeeper Jerry Jerrard, he is getting ready to sell starter beehives, known as nucleus colonies, or ‘nucs’ for short, to those who want to become the owners of buzzing, furry, honey-producing bees of their own. He produces hundreds of nucs each year.

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Urban design award won by city staff member for Logie Park

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Logie Park continues to impress. Mayor Andy Letham reported that the Ontario Parks Association has recognized city staffer Jenn Johnson for her role in helping spearhead the innovative park’s re-development.

Johnson was feted with an Urban Design Award by the provincial association who look at parks and park design right across Ontario.

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Bobcaygeon in final four for Hockeyville contest

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Bobcaygeon has been shortlisted to the final four contenders for the Kraft Hockeyville contest.

Impact 32, a volunteer steering committee made up of local business owners and community organizers, reported on their Facebook page today that the village has made the Kraft Hockeyville top four.

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How is mediation different during the pandemic?

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How is mediation different during the pandemic?

The pandemic has brought many changes to the world, including the area of dispute resolution. Before 2020, a family mediation would typically look like this:

  1. Intake

Each person would meet individually with the mediator for what is called an intake. This would be done in person.  During the intake, the mediator learns, from each person’s perspective, some background about the relationship and the family, what the issues are, and what the individuals wish to resolve. The mediator also learns about the goals of each person. The mediator seeks information about how the couple communicate and interact. The purpose of the meeting is for the mediator to understand the situation from each person’s perspective. This helps the mediator design the mediation process to fit the family.

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Jane Junkin: Volunteer gets back as much as she gives

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“They are the heart and soul. Without their dedication, we wouldn’t be able to offer our programs.” That’s Graeme Morrison of Community Care; he’s talking about volunteers. Ask at any social agency or charity and you’ll be told the same.

At Community Care, volunteers do everything from cooking and driving for Meals on Wheels to assisting clients with income tax preparation to volunteering with hospice care. In the year before the pandemic put some services on temporary hold, 434 volunteers contributed about 70,000 hours (the equivalent of approximately 40 full-time jobs).

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EORN lobbying for ‘ultra-fast Gig internet’ for area

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The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) has made a formal submission to the federal and provincial governments seeking support to deliver ultra-fast Gig internet to homes and businesses across the region.

The submission has been sent to federal minister Maryam Monsef, who has responsibility for rural economic development, and Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure Laurie Scott, who is tasked with rural broadband matters for the province.

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Kawartha Lakes Food Source launches Community Kitchen program with grant money

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Leslie Creeden, a Kawartha Lakes Food Source volunteer.

Thanks to an Ontario Trillium Fund Seed Grant, Kawartha Lakes Food Source (KLFS) has started a Community Kitchen program.

This new program is an opportunity for clients of the Lindsay Community Food Market (a non-traditional food bank owned and operated by KLFS) to grow more engaged in their community and strengthen their food literacy.

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Weldon’s International Baccalaureate program benefits from structural changes

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Weldon's International Baccalaureate program benefits from structural changes
Erin Matthew, IB coordinator at I.E. Weldon. Photo: Erin Burrell.

Superintendent of Schools for Trillium Lakelands District School Board, Katherine MacIver, told trustees that structural changes made to the International Baccalaureate (IB) program offered at I.E. Weldon have helped to make the respected enrichment program financially viable.

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Comedian comes home, virtually, for special fundraiser

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It’s a bit misleading – but very very funny.

“I’m a bit of hillbilly” professional standup comedian Rebecca Reeds confesses to her audience in “Buddy,” her debut CD.

“People always think I have an accent…that I’m from somewhere cool,” continues Reed, who grew up in Lindsay and still has family here. “They always ask, ‘Where’s that accent from?’ And I just tell them it’s from a lack of education.”

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