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Opera House, Geneva, St. Paul's bustling with entertainment

Opera House, Geneva, St. Paul's bustling with entertainment

There is lots to see and do in the area in the coming days and weeks, says our arts and entertainment columnist
Buy a cookie in Brechin, bring Smiles to Ramara Public Library

Buy a cookie in Brechin, bring Smiles to Ramara Public Library

From Sept. 16 – 22, restaurant owners donate the full $1 from every freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie purchased to support charities in their community
Three drivers caught passing stopped school buses

Three drivers caught passing stopped school buses

The fine for passing a school bus with its lights activated is $490 minimum and six demerit points
Local students 'shine' a light on disease that 'hits close to home'

Local students 'shine' a light on disease that 'hits close to home'

Annual Shinerama sees Georgian College students fan out across Orillia to raise money, awareness
Circle K clerk threatened with 'sharp-edged weapon' in heist

Circle K clerk threatened with 'sharp-edged weapon' in heist

Suspect entered the store early Wednesday morning demanding cash and fled the scene before officers arrived
Racist slur spray-painted on garage and car in Collingwood

Racist slur spray-painted on garage and car in Collingwood

'I'm still hurt and a little bit scared,' said employee at group home that was targeted by racist graffiti
Federal election campaign off and running in Simcoe North

Federal election campaign off and running in Simcoe North

Stanton 'feeling pretty good' about re-election, while Hawes believes odds against him are shortening; Schomman said it's time to end 'quintessentially dysfunctional' voting
Former Packet reporter pens Leacockian tale of Christmas in Mariposa

Former Packet reporter pens Leacockian tale of Christmas in Mariposa

Jamie Lamb's book features stories 'woven together with the connective tissue of my experiences growing up in a small Canadian town that was pretty much created by Stephen Leacock'
Trio of musicians will kick off Mariposa in Concert season

Trio of musicians will kick off Mariposa in Concert season

Concert 'kicks off with three great performers in the festival’s famous workshop format'; Event to take place Oct. 26
'Is democracy dying?' That question is at heart of upcoming lecture series

'Is democracy dying?' That question is at heart of upcoming lecture series

Political experts and scholars will come together in Third Age Learning Lakehead’s fall lecture series to explore the struggles and threats being faced