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New Hamburg ladies fastball team in action

Putting the bat on the ball.

Watching a high pitch sail past.

The New Hamburg junior ladies took the field earlier this month for a night game against Hickson at Norm S. Hill Park.

After a tight 1-1 score for several innings, New Hamburg’s bats broke the game open and the junior ladies cruised to a well-earned win.

New Hamburg’s pitcher delivers the ball.

The team’s defence did enough to protect their lead in the late innings.

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Speedy New Hamburg boy on a winning streak at Paris motorcycle races

Evan Perry of New Hamburg is tearing up the course at the Paris Speedway with his small, 50 cc Yamaha motorbike.

The five-year-old has won all nine of his races so far this summer, despite being one of the youngest drivers in his division.

Perry is the leader with 160 points, 39 more than the second-place driver, at this year’s Paris summer series for racers aged four to eight. There are five more races remaining.

The five-year-old motorcycle racer is supported by several local sponsors, including:

Pizza Express
Peewee Cycle.com (USA)
Dry Voltage
Partsdiscounter.com
NH Cycle
Robertson Automotive
Junker Construction
PW Plug Guard
Stratford Auto Recyclers
JD Graphics
Bones Websites
Deadman Pinstriping

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New mural adds a splash of colour to New Dundee Pottery and Stained Glass

Joselyn Reid works on the colourful creation in New Dundee.

Alyssa Elkeer adds her handiwork to the New Dundee mural.

 

Dundee Pottery and Stained Glass has a new look, thanks to an outdoor mural painted by some young artists on July 19.

The four girls enrolled in Dundee Pottery’s summer art camp created a colourful seascape this week on an exterior wall as part of their program.

Chiara D’Angnolo, Joselyn Reid, Alyssa Elkeer, and Emily Loch created the mural using leftover paint collected by the pottery centre.

Dundee Pottery usually paints over the outside mural and creates a new painting each summer as an art project, said owner Rosemary Arthurs.

The business on Front Street in New Dundee will also hold another week-long summer arts camp from August 20-24. Spaces are still available, said Arthurs.

 

(From right) Joselyn Reid, Emily Loch, Chiara D’Agnolo, and Alyssa Elkeer created a new mural for the Dundee Pottery and Stained Glass building on Front Street. The art project was part of the New Dundee business’s week-long summer camp.

Young artists choose from a buffet of scavenged paint to create the new artwork.

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Classic cars on display each week at Baden Cruise Night

Baden’s weekly Cruisin’ at the Pond event has been attracting a steady stream of classic cars and visitors out to see the old machines on display.

Now in its third year, the show is attracting over 80 cars each Wednesday, said organizer Ron Weber. That’s an increase of around 20 from last year’s turnout.

Terry and Joyce Swannell tour some of the old machines at Baden’s Cruisin’ at the Pond July 4.

The biggest turnout so far came on a tribute night for John Hiller and Paul Cassel, when 167 cars showed up, filling the small park to over-flowing.

The Petersburg Optimist Club was also added to the event this year, and is offering drinks and burgers for sale.

Cruisin’ at the Pond takes place every Wednesday this summer, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Baden pond.

Mike Veenstra strolls through Baden’s Cruisin’ at the Pond.


Bert Wagner gives his white Chrysler LeBaron some tender loving care.

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Forest Glen hosts annual Fun Fair event

On June 14 Forest Glen Public School held their annual Fun Fair fundraiser. Students, parents and teachers all came out to enjoy some barbecued food, a bake sale, and other activities to show their support for their school.

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New Hamburg Radio Control Flying Club hosts Fun Fly

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The New Hamburg Radio Control Flying Club hosted a Fun Fly event this past Sunday allowing fliers from surrounding areas to come out and show off their skills.

The event saw planes of all sizes and pilots of all skill levels coming out and taking to the sky from the New Hamburg Flying Club’s site on Carmel Koch Road in Wilmot.

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A full house at Sunday’s New Hamburg Firefighter Breakfast

1-year-old Keagan Ceccato investigates a Wilmot Fire Department truck during the annual Firefighter Breakfast held at the New Hamburg Fire Hall on June 10.

1-year-old Keagan Ceccato investigates a Wilmot Fire Department truck during the annual Firefighter Breakfast held at the New Hamburg Fire Hall on June 10. (Joel Wittnebel, Independent Staff)

The New Hamburg fire hall was filled to capacity this past Sunday as people filed in for a  breakfast served up by the New Hamburg Firefighters Association. The money raised during the event is put towards purchasing specialized equipment, and training for firefighters.

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Shakespeare Field Day a success despite Saturday’s wet weather

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The 65th annual Shakespeare Athletic Association Field Day and Fish Fry went ahead as planned this past Saturday, despite the wet weather.

The parade ran in one of the brief dry periods during the afternoon and the royalty themed procession, inspired by Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee, had onlookers cheering and laughing.

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Participants brave the rain during Baden fishing derby

Joel Wittnebel. Independent Staff

Those not afraid of a little rain came out to the Baden pond this past Saturday to participate in the annual fishing derby put on by the Nith River Wild Turkey Conservation Association.

Earlier in the week 800 trout were loaded into the pond in preparation for the event.

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Mayor Les Armstrong helps support Tim Horton’s Camp Day

Drivers picking up their morning coffee on June 6 may have thought Tim Horton’s changed their uniforms, unless they recognized mayor Les Armstrong that is.

Armstrong was at the New Hamburg Tim Horton’s helping to support their Camp Day efforts, a campaign which gathers proceeds from coffee sales for the Tim Horton’s Children Foundation.

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WO students enjoy the warm weather with Barn Yard Bash

On May 25 Waterloo Oxford held their annual Barn Yard Bash. An event comprised of everything from watermelon eating contests to line dancing gives the students a chance to blow off some steam before exams roll around in June. Here are a few shots from the day.

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Kids have a blast at the Baden Backyard Barbecue

Last night Baden Public School held its Baden Backyard Barbecue, a family event which attracted hundreds of people. Here are a few of the highlights.

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Forest Glen students rock out at Air Band competition

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On May 16, students of Forest Glen gathered in their gymnasium to watch fellow students perform renditions of their favorite tunes. The Air Band competition, a tradition for the school since 2008, saw 12 different acts that included students from grades 4 to 8.

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Central House roof repaired after fire

Joel Wittnebel, Independent Staff

Dan Shooter (left) and Dan Robinson, with Apply Contracting LTD, work on repairing the roof of Central House Apartments last week. The roof was damaged by fire last summer.   Joel Wittnebel, Independent staff

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Lions Club donates $2,000 to Interfaith Community Counselling Centre

Bill Roth (centre left) of Interfaith Community Counselling Centre, shakes hands with Lions Club President Bob Starr as the cheque is presented. Joel Wittnebel, Independent Staff

At the Interfaith Silent Auction on April 28, the Lions Club donated $2,000 to the Interfaith Community Counselling Centre. This partnership has helped Interfaith with the auction for 25 years.

“We couldn’t do this without the help of the Lions and Lioness Club,” Bill Roth, Chair of the Silent Auction Committee said.

The Lioness Club also donated $500 to Interfaith, as well the bake table hosted by the Lioness Club during the auction raised $740.

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