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These stories about the people and places that make us proud to call our community home are made possible through the continued support of Peggy Hill Remax Hallmark Realty as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Local artist 'swinging for the fences' with his indie-pop music

Local artist 'swinging for the fences' with his indie-pop music

Since moving to Oro-Medonte, 'it's all really coming together' for Joshua Sheppard
MAT celebrating 50th anniversary with 'over-the-top' retrospective

MAT celebrating 50th anniversary with 'over-the-top' retrospective

'It will be two hours of absolutely top-quality music and theatre, covering MAT’s storied 50-plus-year history,' says MAT official of not-to-be-missed show at Opera House
VIDEO: 'Unique' Halloween projection show returns Friday

VIDEO: 'Unique' Halloween projection show returns Friday

'The kids get really excited during a few different parts,' says Derick Lehmann of high-tech projection show which has proven to be a big hit since it began three years ago
James Pauk Photography shuttering after 54 years in business

James Pauk Photography shuttering after 54 years in business

Peter Street location could close by end of year; 'I think what we will miss the most is the interactions with customers,' says Greg Pauk
Wild Honey: Sweet new art project 'special for the community'

Wild Honey: Sweet new art project 'special for the community'

'Honeycomb shape represents how we can build a strong home when we work together and the wildflowers are a reminder that beauty is often found in unexpected places,' says artist behind Crossroads, Connections and Intersections installation
Banner project celebrates 100th anniversary of Hawkestone Hall

Banner project celebrates 100th anniversary of Hawkestone Hall

'Community-wide project' has involved residents, local students and many others; Canada Day will be a 'real day to remember' in Hawkestone
OSS art students create 'exciting' new mural for school atrium

OSS art students create 'exciting' new mural for school atrium

'For me, it was like really exciting to hear, as a Grade 9, I get to finally do something really big,' said OSS student of new mural at OSS
Inspirational, world-renowned sculptor found her footing in Orillia

Inspirational, world-renowned sculptor found her footing in Orillia

Upcoming OMAH exhibit to celebrate life and legacy of Orillia's Elizabeth Wyn Wood in a way that will allow 'people to sense the person behind the art'
'A fun time': Music nights in Rugby offer trip down memory lane

'A fun time': Music nights in Rugby offer trip down memory lane

'There is nothing like this around,' says organizer of bi-weekly music night events that pack Rugby Community Hall and rekindle memories of yore
Majesty of trumpeter swans a testament to local volunteers

Majesty of trumpeter swans a testament to local volunteers

'One person can make an enormous difference,' says local volunteer who jokes she has 'swanitis' after falling in love with the unique creatures