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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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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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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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Hop for Muscular Dystrophy

Lexi Lips and her classmates at the Wellesley Preschool take part in the Hop-A-Thon on April 5. The annual event is held to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy

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Welcome Wagon marks 10 years with partner Riverside Flowers and Gifts

The Welcome Wagon is an organization that greets newcomers who move into our communities. But where do the gift baskets they distribute come from?

Today, the group thanked one of its long-term partners , Riverside Flowers and Gifts in New Hamburg. Wally Mueller has owned the business for 10 years, and she has donated gifts to Welcome Wagon recipients for just as long. She received a plaque and a thank-you for her role in welcoming new neighbours to the area.

“It makes them feel really welcome in the community, but it helps local businesses too,” said Anja Gangur, Welcome Wagon’s area manager. Newcomers enjoy the gift, and can also learn about a nearby business.

Ten years of welcoming newcomers

Left to right are Caroline Tichit, welcoming representative for Wilmot; Wally Mueller, owner of Riverside Flowers and Gifts; and Anja Gangur, Welcome Wagon’s area manager.

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Creepy critters come to New Hamburg library

Caitlin Crieger, 2, holds a hissing cockroach  Tuesday morning when the New Hamburg branch of the Region of Waterloo Library hosted the Wings of Paradise Creepy Crawler Critters presentation.

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