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Echo wins four national awards

The Haliburton County Echo has won four Canadian Community Newspaper Awards.

40 years later, Pirates return to Haliburton stage

The first time Andy Salvatori acted in front of an audience was 40 years ago. It was 1975 and he was a Grade 9 student at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School.

HCDC program benefits self-employed

If you’re a dreamer or an entrepreneur, the Haliburton County Development Corporation is looking for you.

Casey leaves Pinestone

Dennis Casey has decided not to continue as general manager of Pinestone Resort and Conference Centre.

Executive director resigns from Haliburton Highlands Land Trust

Larry O'Connor's resignation was announced through a press release issued by the organization on March 25, with the board of directors thanking O'Connor for his work and wishing him success in his future endeavours.

Shakespeare coming to Head Lake Park

The void left by the cancellation of the popular summer event Dusk Dances this year is giving Dusk Theatre the chance to be launched.

Storm Bantam A 2014-15 OMHA Finalists

Game 3 of the finals was played in Ingersoll last Saturday and was a do-or-die game for the Bantams.

Midget girls advance to league finals (and provincials)

The Minden Car Quest Auto Highland Storm Midget B Girls were counting on the strategic planning of coaches Jason Billings and Steve McLean last Saturday in Game 2 of their final league series against the Peterborough Ice Kats.

The journey through grief doesn’t have to be lonely

“The most difficult thing about grief is you feel alone in your grief,” says Marilyn Rydberg, co-ordinator of the bereavement program at SIRCH Community Services.

Highland Storm success built on teamwork

A winning team is built on selflessness.

HE delays upgrades to community centre

Changes planned for the Lloyd Watson Community Centre and Highlands East municipal office are being put on hold at this time.

Community News

Shakespeare coming to Head Lake Park

The void left by the cancellation of the popular summer event Dusk Dances this year is giving Dusk Theatre the chance to be launched.

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40 years later, Pirates return to Haliburton stage

The first time Andy Salvatori acted in front of an audience was 40 years ago. It was 1975 and he was a Grade 9 student at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School.

Bank of Montreal branch manager Richard Wannan, left, and Haliburton Highlands Health Services foundation board memebr David Zilstra toss up the Cash for Care drum of ballots on March 17 for the early bird draw of $500.

Cashing in at Cash for Care

At first I thought it was a joke.

Empowerment

At the February open stage, always the third Saturday of the month at the Haliburton Museum, I got up and performed a piece entitled Yoga on and off the Mat.

SIRCH's bereavement group participants Bea Hellewell, left, and Sue Maxwell support one another through the journey of grief. /PHOTO COURTESY OF SIRCH

The journey through grief doesn’t have to be lonely

“The most difficult thing about grief is you feel alone in your grief,” says Marilyn Rydberg, co-ordinator of the bereavement program at SIRCH Community Services.

Sports

Storm Bantam A 2014-15 OMHA Finalists

Game 3 of the finals was played in Ingersoll last Saturday and was a do-or-die game for the Bantams.

Midget girls advance to league finals (and provincials)

The Minden Car Quest Auto Highland Storm Midget B Girls were counting on the strategic planning of coaches Jason Billings and Steve McLean last Saturday in Game 2 of their final league series against the Peterborough Ice Kats.

Peewees’ series going to Game 5

The Minden Pharmasave Peewee A Team travelled to Ingersoll this past weekend tied one game apiece in the all-Ontario championship final playdown series.

Highland Storm success built on teamwork

A winning team is built on selflessness.

Red Hawks go deep into COSSA playoffs

After qualifying to go to the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics (COSSA) championships for the first time in 11 years, on Thursday, Feb. 26, the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School senior basketball team suffered a defeat at the hands of St. Paul High School of Trenton on St. Paul’s home court, 51-39.

Commentary

Birds and bees

By Chad Ingram Throughout the province, including here in Haliburton County, many parents are alarmed by the new elementary sex ed curriculum. There’s been outcry ...

Plenty happening this March

Congratulations to Emmerson Lumber and Castle Antiques who tied for first place in the BIA Frost Fest Snowman Contest!

Embracing new technology

By Gerald Irish As I sit here pecking away at the keyboard of our computer, I cannot help butthink back to former days when computers ...

February fun

By Gail Stelter The BIA is having a snowman contest. Come to town and see our snowmen! They are inviting you to Frost Fest on ...

Write grammatical

By Chad Ingram Earlier this month, the county’s tourism director unveiled the department’s new marketing campaign – Unwind Local – which is spreading its message ...