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 April 29th, 2015
Hike and help our local hospice

With spring seriously here, it’s time to get out and hike the local trails and byways. Here’s a hike that will do more than help your heart; the funds you raise will support the Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce.

The hospice, in Owen Sound, provides compassionate, dignified, patient-centered care to people with a progressive life-limiting illness, allowing them to live well while dying. “A few short years ago residential hospice care was not an option,” says Executive Director Scott Lovell. “This Hike sends a powerful message about how important this service is to our region.”

In Ontario, residential hospices are funded by the provincial government for only a portion of their operation – making their contribution specific to the costs associated with the salaries for nursing and personal support work at the bedside. This means all other aspects of the hospice’s operation, such as medical equipment, patient meals and other comforts, are supported by the community.

Get your pledge forms at the website above, and plan on heading out this Sunday, May 3. The Meaford hike registration begins at 1 p.m. at the St. Vincent Roman Catholic Church, at the corner of Cook and Collingwood streets. For more information, visit the site or call Wes Sparling at 519-538-3196.

posted April 21st, 2015
Bid on fun and help Meaford youth programs

Support a great cause and come away with an adventure, a night out or one of dozens of exciting auction items. The Meaford Rotary Club’s annual silent auction is sure to offer something that will pique your interest: outdoor adventures, fine dining, theatre, film festival passes, musical events, a relaxing spa day, fitness memberships, golf, and more – including Pickleball lessons. Yes, Pickleball.

The funds raised go toward Meaford Rotary youth projects in literacy, leadership, bursaries, music and sports.

Check out many of the items in RBA Financial’s window display on Sykes Street, or the Chamber of Commerce’s display on Trowbridge, then starting on Thursday, April 23, visit Meaford Hall to see more and get your bids in. Open noon to 7 p.m. Thursday April 23 and Friday April 24, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. Last bids by 2 p.m.