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 August 17th, 2013
A place for dog owners to meet and let their pets run free in Meaford

While dog owners at Meaford Haven can enjoy strolls along the retirement community’s wilderness trails, they now have an opportunity to unclip the leash and let their “best friend” roam free. Meaford’s leash-free dog park will allow pet owners to let their dogs roam and mingle with other dogs in a fenced, grassy area with handy water taps. The new park is located near Memorial Park, next to the municipal waste water treatment plant on Aiken Street.

Large dogs and small dogs get their own separate areas, and owners have convenient parking, baggies and trash cans.

The Beautiful Joe Heritage Society, a group devoted to preserving and promoting Beautiful Joe and its author, Margaret Marshall Saunders, and making Meaford a tourism and heritage destination, is raising half of the cost of the park.

Next Friday, the “In the Ruff” golf tournament offers one opportunity to pitch in with fundraising.

posted May 16th, 2011
Meaford Golf and Country Club hosts Fourth Annual Combat Golf Tournament

This is one golf tournament that will definitely be a blast.

Next Friday, May 27, the Meaford Golf and Country Club will host the Fourth Annual Combat Golf Tournament. That doesn’t mean you attack the next foursome with your 3-wood or a well-targeted Titleist. The event is a fundraiser for the Military Family Resource Centre, a Meaford organization which offers services to the families of our soldiers stationed at the Land Forces Central Area Training Centre. The golf tournament kicks off at 8 a.m., and it’s followed by a military reception at “the base”, with a variety of military activities on display during the afternoon and evening. Enjoy dinner, a silent and live auction, and enter a draw for a ” Combat Golf Adventure” weekend trip to Kingston Military Base. There, you’ll “living the military life” for three days and two nights – a life that includes a day of golf and use of carts at the Garrison Golf and Country Club.

Registration is limited to 36 teams and there are still a few spaces available. Call the Military Family Resource Centre at 519-538-1371 ext. 6509 for more information.

The Meaford Golf and Country Club lies immediately south of the Meaford Haven property, and offers a challenging 18 holes in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.