Bay Day deadline looms for Valley artisans

Valley artisans who want to display their wares at this year’s Bay Day in Barry’s Bay must book a spot no later than Monday April 15. Marcia Rutledge is the Business Improvement Area’s (BIA) co-chairperson along with Ted Williamson for the annual Bay Day event which this year take place …

Grow-A-Row for the Food Bank

Now that spring is here, the Madawaska Valley Food Bank asks local vegetable growers and gardeners to participate in its annual Grow-A-Row program. As you sow your own seedlings, please plant some extra vegetable transplants for Food Bank clients. Food Bank volunteer Terry Newcombe said that your seedlings can help …

Kashubian Nation wins Nations Cup of curling

Hockey was not the only heritage sporting competition in the Valley recently. Here are the results of the Heritage Curling held during March: Nations Cup results: The Kashubian Nation defeated the German Nation in the finals by a score of 4 to 3. The Kashubian Nation won their pool by …

Celebrating 50 years of back to the land

On the evening of March 30 a Fiftieth Birthday Party was celebrated at the Killaloe Lions Hall; however, this party was not to celebrate a person nor any single group. It was to celebrate all the Back to the Land immigrants to this area and the people who welcomed them. …

Station Keepers hope to live up to their name

Just when the likelihood of any kind of revival of the Barry’s Bay Railway Station looked dim, along came a new volunteer group called The Station Keepers. Barry Conway, a Barry’s Bay native who retired to Mask Island after a career as a journalist and professor, appeared as a delegation …

2019 Opeongo Heritage Cup results

The Commissioner has confirmed the final scores for the 2019 Opeongo Heritage Cup Tournament. Thanks to all the players, fans and many volunteers who made this year’s event so successful.     Featured photo at top: Sharon Gardiner            

Heritage Cup opener pays tribute to Captain Kashub

The Opeongo Heritage Cup opened at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre on March 29 at 7 p.m. with a special pre-game ceremony to pay tribute to the late Mark Yakabuski, former captain of the Kashubian Griffins. The competing teams lined up at centre ice represented the Kashubian and Irish …

Plant a seed for mental health

Valley residents have more opportunities to engage in the Planting Seeds for Mental Health art project. Partnering organizations Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OV-CAOS), Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre (Rainbow Valley CHC) and Community Resource Centre (Killaloe) (CRC) will host free community art workshops at 12 North St. Community …

Gift from the heart 2019

April 6, 2019 marks the eleventh annual Gift From The Heart event. For those who don’t know, Gift From The Heart (GFTH) is the day when registered dental hygienists open their hearts and provide no-cost dental hygiene services to those who can’t afford regular dental hygiene care. The Barry’s Bay …

Morninglory Farm then

Publishers’ Note:  As Morninglory Farm prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary on March 30th 2019, The Current re-prints with permission Douglas Gloin’s article about the back-to-the-land movement, written ten years ago for the Toronto Star. Gloin’s article is just as valuable now as it was when first published in painting a …