Monthly Archives: June 2010

Join our Canada Day Flickr photo pool

Show everyone how you celebrated Canada Day by uploading your photos to our FLICKR pool or email us and we’ll post the best ones online and in print.

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McDonalds contributes to New Dundee park project

New Dundee Board of Trade Parks Fundraising Representative Jim Stirling and McDonalds employee Amy Baggey join McDonalds manager Mike Bolton as he presents Wilmot Township councillor Elliot Fung with a cheque for $420 recently. The money was raised June 24, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. when 15 per cent of revenue from products purchased at the New Hamburg restaurant was designated for the park project. The $648,000 project involves construction of two new ball diamonds on land behind the New Dundee Community Centre, and significant upgrades to the existing park.

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Early morning fire destroys farm shed

See the full story at Newhamburgindependent.ca

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Wrapping up the school year


The entire student population of Forest Glen Public School marked the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death and celebrated the last few days of school by performing the choreography for Jackson’s song Thriller.
We’re running around to area schools snapping pictures of the last few days of classes. Check next week’s paper for a photo spread of some of the activities students have been up to.

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Donations flowing in to New Dundee Parks project

North Blenheim Insurance Company donated $1,500 to the New Dundee Parks Improvement Project recently. Here North Blenheim Insurance’s Jack Hamilton and Don Pruss give the cheque to Don Poth, a fund raising committee member.  On the left is Terry Knight.

The $648,000 project involves construction of two new ball diamonds on land behind the New Dundee Community Centre, and significant upgrades to the existing park.  These include a new children’s playground, a multi-use cement pad, parking area and landscaping.  The ball diamond construction is well underway and the outfields will be seeded in early July.  The ball diamonds will be complete and playable in the spring of 2011.

Fundraising organizers are quickly nearing the $116,000 community goal for the project.

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Churches team up to host Family Fun Day in Baden

Adam Beck Park in Baden hosted Baden Family Fun Day on Saturday, a family event sponsored by four local churches — Westhills Fellowship, Wilmot Mennonite, St. James Lutheran, and Steinmann Mennonite. Here, the puppeteers and puppets from No Strings Attached, of Guelph, perform for a group of enthusiastic spectators.

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Earthquake caught on video


Check out our article to see what local residents experienced.

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