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Music to our ears: Van Halteren’s Music Centre a Kawartha Lakes fixture

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Music to our ears: Van Halteren’s Music Centre a Kawartha Lakes fixture
When the store opened Gerald was just 11 – now he’s nearly 57. Photo: Timber Masterson.

If you’ve heard the sound of music – not the musical, but literally just music — in Lindsay there’s a good chance Van Halteren’s was connected in some way.

Now a long-time business fixture in town, it was 45 years ago that Van Halteren Music Centre was established on Nov. 18, 1974 by Jerry Van Halteren and his younger brother, Zeger. It was created at the suggestion of Jerry’s wife, Grace.

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‘Madame Assia’ enjoying small town life in Lindsay

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Assia Bah: "Everybody smiles and says ‘hi.' In that way, it’s like Guinea.”

What a difference an hour-and-a-half drive can make. Toronto is one of the most multicultural and diverse cities in the world. Over half the population was born outside of Canada and over half of Torontonians belong to a visible minority group.

Lindsay? Not quite so diverse.

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