Monthly Archives: August 2010

New Hamburg residents prepare to fight condo proposal during public meeting


Township planners anticipate a high-density residential development proposed for a “park-like” piece of property in New Hamburg will generate a flood of concerns when the issue comes up for discussion at a public meeting Sept. 27. For a full article see, NewHamburgIndependent.ca

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Ride With Lance speeds through Mannheim

Seven-time Tour de France winner, chairman of the Livestrong Foundation for cancer research and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, in black, leads a pack of cyclists down Trussler Road through Mannheim on Saturday during the Ride With Lance. Sixty cyclists took part this year.

The third annual event to support the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre challenges cyclists to raise a minimum $20,000 for the opportunity to ride with Armstrong on a 100 km trek that circled Waterloo Region. The ride raised $1.2 million.

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Baden barbecue brings neighbours to the park


There was lots of burgers and corn on the cob to go around Thursday at Sir Adam Beck Park when the Baden and District Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual barbecue.

See more photos in this week’s Independent.

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Wilmot, Wellesley and Perth East crime map updated

Curious about crime in your community? We’ve updated our police map with all the recent fire and police reports.

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Classic cars galore at Moparfest in New Hamburg this weekend

More than 1,600 mopars filled the New Hamburg Fairgrounds Saturday as Moparfest kicked off.

The weekend event features mopar vehicles from across the province and the United States, speakers, vendors and a swap meet.

The event runs through to Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

Check out this week’s Independent for a full story on the event and lots of photos.

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Destination Jungle reading club party at New Hamburg Library

The New Hamburg Library wrapped up its TD Summer Reading Club’s Destination Jungle with a party Thursday afternoon. About 50 kids turned out for the event that featured games, songs and prizes.

Here, Region of Waterloo Library staff member Janine Stamper gets kids excited with a game.

Madison Mueller and Kylie Grierson check their card while playing jungle bingo.

Avy White gets into the moose song.

And tiger cub Isaac Roth makes some new friends.

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Three girls vying for spot as Tavistock Fair Ambassador

Heidi Lamb is a Grade 12 students who enjoys singing, acting, dancing and playing piano and violin. The 18-year-old is also a volunteer for the Tavistock Fall Fair, and active participant in the Tavistock Sparks, Brownies and Guides, and a teacher’s assistant at Juliana’s School for the Performing Arts. She hopes to study theatre and use her skills to become a professional actor. Lamb is sponsored by the Anna P. Lewis Women’s Institute.

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At 17, Sadie Holtzworth is the Chapter president of Best Buddies. When not helping to coordinate events and facilitate friendships between students and those with developmental disabilities, she works part time at Bonnie Brae Health Care Centre. After high school, Holtzworth plans on continuing her work with intellectually disabled individuals by pursuing a career as a developmental services worker. The Grade 11 student also enjoys spending time singing, shopping and hanging out with her friends. Hotzworth is sponsored by the Tavistock Opti-Mrs.

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Stephanie Lupton is a Grade 11 student at Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School and works part time at Quehl’s Restaurant and Catering in Tavistock. The 17-year-old spends her spare time coaching figure skating and enjoys many different sports including baseball, cross-country and track and field. After finishing high school, she hopes to study health science at university and pursue a career in the medical field. Lupton is sponsored by the Optimists Club of Tavistock.

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