There's a surprising lot of interesting stuff going on around here, and this space is devoted to discovering and sharing it. We'll post regular updates on merchants, activities and events. Look in often and soon you'll see why Meaford calls itself "The other Big Apple".

posted February 18th, 2015
Camera crews capture things to do in Meaford

Meaford’s coming to a (computer or TV) screen near you.

For the last few weeks, you may have noticed some lights and camera action around town. George’s on Main was captured recently for a Tourism Ontario commercial, and tomorrow, a crew will visit Meaford Hall to capture a sense of what’s available at Meaford Hall. The Municipality and BruceGreySimcoe Tourism are sponsoring the video, “A cultured night out”, which will showcase some of Meaford’s offerings.

Prior to the Thursday Flick this week, moviegoers will become extras in the production. The finished video will be available through the Municipality’s website, and on County and area tourism sites.

“If a picture is worth a 1,000 words a video is worth a million,” says Stephen Murray, Economic Development Officer for the Municipality. “With the increasing use of social media we wanted to share one of the many things people can do in our municipality with the world.”

posted February 9th, 2015
Ambitious plans for the Market “barn” on Highway 26

Meaford MarketThe barn which currently houses The Market and EcoInhabit east of Meaford may soon be offering much more. The Market Co-operative Transition Team plans to turn the beautifully renovated structure into a one-stop shop for locally-grown and organic food market, holistic arts clinics, infrared yoga classes, a gallery, café, gardens, a not-for-profit ECO school, as well as workshop and rental spaces.

The plan is to form a co-op, which will buy the building and operate the expanded facility. Funding will come from members of the co-op as well as investors/shareholders.

The more-than-century-old barn features a lower floor currently occupied by The Market, and two upper floors occupied by EcoInhabit. Read more in the Meaford Express.

posted February 7th, 2015
Hit the slopes for cancer care in the Meaford area

Here’s a rare chance to ski one of the area’s finest private slopes and support the Meaford Hospital Foundation. Next Wednesday, ski at Georgian Peaks and $20 of your $50 ticket will go directly to the MHF to support enhanced cancer care facilities in the area.

The Georgian Peaks Club offers some of the most diverse terrain on the Escarpment, ranging from easy to difficult. The 24 trails offer spectacular views of Georgian Bay.

Head out on Wednesday, February 11 and help expand the cancer care services at the Owen Sound Hospital.