Eat Your Art Out a sensational experience

Eat Your Art Out, billed as a fashion show exploring the transition from fall to winter, was a sensory feast held in Killaloe on November 9. Teaser hashtags on social media in advance of the event proved to be eminently accurate predictions of the evening: #EatYourArtOut  |  #FoodArt  |  #KillaloeOntario  |  #CommunityArt  |  #WearableArt …

Remembrance Day at the Barry’s Bay Legion

Madawaska Valley residents filled the Barry’s Bay Legion Branch 406 for a solemn and moving Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11. Sergeant-at-Arms Tom Bryce welcomed those in attendance, and after the national anthem, Rev. Darlene Cunliffe led the Act of Remembrance. Then Last Post and Reveille were sounded and the …

Barry’s Bay Legion cheers for volunteers

Barry’s Bay Legion Branch 406 Executive hosted a Cheers for Volunteers gathering on November 1 to thank all the regular members and friends in the community who volunteer their time to assist with the many activities of the Legion. (Photo above) Note: please scroll down for details of upcoming Remembrance Day events …

In Memory Mural unveiled at SFMH

A new In Memory Mural crafted by Wilno resident Donnie Burchat was unveiled at St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) on October 29. The piece is installed opposite the Landscape of Life, also made by Burchat, on the main floor of SFMH. Burchat unveiled the mural with the help of Toni …

Valley trick-or-treaters unfazed by cold wet Halloween

Valley families needed to be well-equipped outside in the driving rain on Halloween night. The LeGendre family posed for us on their front lawn, having popped home to get some gloves for those frozen fingers. Michael and Sarah LeGendre (rear) are pretty creepy looking ghouls, while their kids were less …

Minor hockey honours Bill Green

The first annual Bill Green Memorial Fall Classic tournament was hosted by the Barry’s Bay and Area Minor Hockey Association (BBAMHA) at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre on October 19-20. An emotional tribute was held at centre ice on Saturday afternoon in memory of Bill Green and his tireless …

George Vanier 50th anniversary yields treasures

Last Saturday’s 50th Anniversary celebration at George Vanier Catholic School in Combermere was packed with family fun for all ages. The anniversary event prompted the adults to recall many treasured memories. It also created more for the youngest generation. Above: treasure hunters Craig Hudder and Ramona Cybulskie see proof that …

Blue Heron Quilt Shop opens in Barry’s Bay

The Blue Heron Quilt Shop is aptly named for its beautiful lakeside location on the shore of Kamaniskeg Lake in front of the hospital in Barry’s Bay. Annette Thistlethwaite said she and her husband had bought their home at 59 Trader Lane in June. “This is retirement,” she said smiling …

Bay Coin Laundromat welcomes customers

Robylin Bautista, owner of Bay Coin Laundromat, welcomed Valley residents and business owners during the official opening of her business on October 7. Bautista and her husband have owned the property at 52 Bay Street for the past seven years. After researching various options, they eventually settled on a plan …

Behind the scenes at MV Food Bank

On October 3 Valley residents were invited to see behind the scenes at the Madawaska Valley Food Bank at 19460 Opeongo Line, Barry’s Bay. The 25-year-old non-profit organization is run completely by volunteers and opens twice monthly to provide food to area individuals and families in need. Open House guests …

MV is bloomin’ good with 5 Blooms national award

The 2019 National & International Edition of Communities in Bloom (CiB) has commended Madawaska Valley Township for Green Engagement of Youth, while maintaining the municipality’s 5 Blooms standing in the prestigious competition. MV was judged against communities such as Bay Roberts NL, Melfort SK, Merrickville-Wolford ON, Prescott ON and Windsor …