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<b>COLUMN:</b> Easter gives rise to return of special events in Orillia, area

COLUMN: Easter gives rise to return of special events in Orillia, area

After two years of cancellations, Chappell Farms and Hewitts will be hosting Easter-themed events and welcoming kids of all ages this spring
<b>COLUMN:</b> Orillia singer, fuelled by faith, just keeps on rockin'

COLUMN: Orillia singer, fuelled by faith, just keeps on rockin'

Orillia's Bob Hawkins picked up a guitar for the first time when he was 10 and he has been writing and recording songs ever since
<b>COLUMN:</b> 'Fascinating' Lakehead series turns spotlight on China

COLUMN: 'Fascinating' Lakehead series turns spotlight on China

Five-week Third Age Learning series from Lakehead University will also feature former Orillians Derek and Susan Irwin who moved to China 12 years ago
Masked Singer National Tour to stop at Casino Rama June 11

Masked Singer National Tour to stop at Casino Rama June 11

Orillia native Gordon Lightfoot is also returning to Casino Rama on Saturday, June 4; Tickets go on sale to the general public March 12
Queer film festival will 'celebrate different sides of queer life'

Queer film festival will 'celebrate different sides of queer life'

'We believe we’ve created a diverse lineup of short and feature films that will resonate with the people who tune in to see them,' says festival organizer
<b>COLUMN:</b> Local arts community emerging from the pandemic

COLUMN: Local arts community emerging from the pandemic

Arts and cultural events are coming out of the woodwork now, fast and furious, says columnist of the many different events now being planned
Avril Lavigne to launch 'Bite Me 2022' tour at Casino Rama

Avril Lavigne to launch 'Bite Me 2022' tour at Casino Rama

Almost 20 years after her first album release, the popular Canadian rocker is returning with her seventh studio album, Love Sux
<b>COLUMN:</b> Local elder will bring forgotten story of fish fence to life

COLUMN: Local elder will bring forgotten story of fish fence to life

Mark Douglas, a gifted storyteller, will talk about the cultural importance of the ancient Indigenous artifact at the Narrows as part of World Storytelling Day
<b>COLUMN:</b> It's been a 'hard sail,' but live music returning to Opera House

COLUMN: It's been a 'hard sail,' but live music returning to Opera House

Chantal Kreviazuk will kick off the return of live performances at the Orillia Opera House with her March 10 concert
Orillia Opera House ready to welcome back audiences

Orillia Opera House ready to welcome back audiences

'I’m excited to see people back in the theatre space having a good time,' says Orillia Opera House general manager