Heritage Photo: St. Joseph’s School 1952-53 Grade Four

This picture was taken during the school year 1952-53 and it’s the Grade Four class.  Please let the readership know if you spot an error and can make a correction. FRONT ROW: Bobby Crawford, Arthur Peplinskie, Roy Kulas, Tony Yantha, Leonard Stoppa, Ronald Chippior, Jimmy Shulist, David Biernaskie, Kenneth Kovalskie, …

Tree of Lights event sparks Christmas campaign

This year’s Tree of Lights celebration held on December 7 in Barry’s Bay is a visible reminder of the annual Christmas Campaign run by St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVH) to help provide equipment for St. Francis Memorial Hospital. The goal of the campaign is about Giving the Gift of …

Santa Claus arrives in the Valley

Sunshine and smiles greeted Santa Claus as he arrived in the Madawaska Valley for his annual Parade on Saturday December 8. Santa complimented the Madawaska Valley Lions Club for organizing such a splendid event to greet him. Lions Club President Tom Smith said thirty floats were entered in this year’s …

Poetry Place: Hunter

  Hunter   Stock still he stands a crimson icon of this parallel breathing short shallow eyes darting through the shadowed drifting. Of being still too long in the raw air of trees coated in this year’s first lace. Stock still with ominous ears perked looking finger poised and moist. …

Heritage Photo: Moll’s Lodge

Photo submitted Here’s a postcard that was postmarked June or July 12th, 1948.  It’s a picture of Moll’s Lodge which was located on Wadsworth Lake.  I have actually been there but I no longer remember where on the lake it is.  I don’t think that it’s standing any more.  I …

Active Transportation in Ottawa Valley has a big year

Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance (OVCATA) members gathered in Renfrew for an annual meeting to celebrate a busy and very successful year. The organization was founded two and a half years ago to be a voice for cycling, walking and other self-powered transportation enthusiasts. Shown above OVCATA activists celebrate at 2018 …

Yakabuski announces consultation to improve moose management

The Ontario government today announced a consultation designed to make the moose draw fairer, more accessible and simpler for hunters by updating its approach to managing moose. Over the next two years, the government intends to work with an advisory committee, which will review how tag quotas are developed, how …

A memorable November 11

On Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., close to 100 members of the community attended the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 406 in Barry’s Bay and left 90 minutes later having experienced the very personal and private side of war. The Opeongo Reader’s Theatre, (pictured above) under the capable direction of Barry …

Sneak peek at student Christmas card designs

The Current has received the following update from the Student Activity Council at Madawaska Valley District High School about their Christmas card fundraiser, along with this advance peek at the card designs. (Shown above is a design by Michael McCloskey.) Our Student Activity Council is very committed to this project and we …

Opeongo Heritage Cup Commissioner’s message

Hello out there, we’re on the air, it’s Heritage Hockey time again. The Opeongo Heritage Cup is back to entertain cultural hockey fans.  Once again, the descendants of the first Irish, Kashub and German pioneers who travelled up the Opeongo Line in the 1850s to settle the Madawaska and Bonnechere …