Book on Bede by Dr. Richard Shaw at MV Public Library

Richard Shaw (Photo submitted) Local resident, Dr. Richard Shaw, has written a new book – The Gregorian Mission to Kent in Bede’s Ecclesiastical History: Methodology and Sources. In it, Dr. Shaw identifies and analyzes the sources of Saint Bede, long seen as the foremost historian of the Gregorian mission, and …

Opeongo Reader’s Theatre brings new life to story time

Opeongo Reader’s Theatre players Gil Glofcheskie, Mark Woermke (L-R) Rachel Newcombe On St. Patrick’s Day, the Opeongo Reader’s Theatre recorded their first podcast episode, Spring Thaw, in front of a live audience at the Madawaska Valley Public Library. Put together by Barry Conway, a former broadcast journalist and university professor, …

Full house as Irish team wins Reunion Cup

Photo: Mark Woermke It was a full house at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre this afternoon as the Irish team played the Kashub team in the Reunion Cup final. The Irish team (above) beat the Kashub team 5-0. Photo: Mark Woermke Irish team captain Brett Madigan receives the Reunion Cup from …

Green thumbs can help MV Food Bank

Photo submitted The Madawaska Valley Food Bank asks local vegetable growers and farmers to plant extras as they start their indoor seedlings over the next few weeks and donate the resultant transplants to the Food Bank. The annual Grow-A-Row program at MV Food Bank is a good way to help their …

Reunion Cup mens 55+ Irish v. Kashub

Photo: Sharon Gardiner Reunion Cup action from this afternoon’s Irish v. Kashub Men’s 55+ game. Shown above, a friendly Irish/Kashub board meeting. FINAL SCORE Kashub 3 Irish 0 Paul Hudder    Photo: Sharon Gardiner Kashub Goalie Paul Hudder had a lot of action in his end, but played an awesome …

Kids match kicks off Reunion Cup

Photo: Sharon Gardiner Last night the youngsters from Barry’s Bay & Area Minor Hockey launched the Reunion Cup Tournament with great enthusiasm at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre. Irish team                    Photo: Sharon Gardiner The Irish team scored a decisive victory …

Sparklesaurus glows at the Burdock

Sparklesaurus: Felicity DeCarle and Colleen Jones  Photo: Harrison Haines On St. Patrick’s day local band Sparklesaurus played at Toronto’s Burdock on Bloor. Sparklesaurus consists of Madawaska Valley locals, Felicity DeCarle and Shamisa Schroeder, plus Quebec natives, Colleen Jones and Brad Lapensee. Shamisa Schroeder (keyboard, synth)   Photo: Harrison Haines Known for …

Pop Culture Comfort Food

What Keeps Me Going When Winter Keeps on Going It’s the middle of March, the weather has decided to swing cold once again, and I’m starting to feel a bit of cabin fever. Of course, I live in Ottawa; cabin fever for me means I’m bee-lining from the bus to …

“Let Yez All Be Irish Tonight!”

Photo: Mark Woermke In addition to some household chores, a bit of homework and working with Barry Conway and the Opeongo Podcast Players, I am taking time during my March Break to sift through the family archives: photos, news clippings, family trees and the like. Many items pertain to the …

Will kits: Are the savings worth the risks?

Six pitfalls of do-it-yourself will kits you should know about If done incorrectly, your will may not be valid.  Wills must meet certain requirements in order for them to be legal. Your do-it-yourself will may successfully communicate your wishes, but that will not matter if it is not legally enforceable. …

Renfrew County Legal Clinic

Renfrew County Legal Clinic, which provides free legal services to county residents who face economic limitations, is accessible by Valley clients one day a month in Barry’s Bay. The Clinic, which is funded by Legal Aid Ontario, is an independent non-profit corporation run by a Board of Directors made up …