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Crash near No Frills

December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Emergency personnel responded to what appeared to be a two-vehicle crash on the northern boundary of Aylmer at the intersection of John Street North and Progress Drive at about 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11. Both vehicles, which appeared to be similar Ford sports utility vehicles, had been pulled far enough off of the travelled…

Packed house for Bradley St. Church Christmas

December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Julia Friesen, left, Kassie Knelsen and Janessa Friesen sang The Perfect Gift in front of a full audience at East Elgin Community Complex in Aylmer for the Bradley Street Church of God Community Christmas Program. Entitled “Jesus – God’s Gift of Love,” the event included various musical performances in between an entertaining sermon on what…

Old Town Hall “decked out” for Corner Cupboard

December 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Barbara Warnock read a humorous story during the Deck the Old Town Hall (Theatre) production at the historic opera house in Aylmer on Friday evening, Dec. 8. The production by Aylmer Community Theatre (ACT) included music, storytelling, dance, carols and a Sherlock Holmes Christmas radio play entitled The Blue Carbuncle directed by Ron Sawyer. A…

“The Story” told at Springfield Baptist Church

December 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Steve Kinsey, left, and his wife Susan were solo and duet performers in Springfield Baptist Church’s production of  the musical The Story on the evenings of Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10. This photo was taken at the dress rehearsal on Friday evening, Dec. 8. Truth Community Church of Thamesford also supported the production. Springfield…

Straffordville streets lined with Santa fans

December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Left photo: Santa Claus was carried in his sleigh pulled by his flying reindeer as the last entry in the about half hour long annual Straffordville parade held in his honour on Saturday morning, Dec. 9. Right photo: Jocelyn McEown, 10, left, and Zoe Fretwell, 9, carried a banner thanking the sponsors of the village’s outdoor…

Getting “pie-d” for a good cause

December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Veterinarian Dr. Russ Moncrief, left, had the honour of pushing a banana cream pie in the face of registered veterinary technician Melanie Chambers at Imperial Road Animal Hospital in Aylmer on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 7. Ms. Chambers “won” the messy opportunity by having the most money deposited in her jar set up at the clinic…

Davenport PS treated to Christmas feast

December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Emilio Harder was one of about 340 pupils and staff from Davenport Public School in Aylmer who were treated to a Christmas turkey dinner with all the trimmings over two lunchtime sittings on Thursday, Dec. 7 at St. Paul’s United Church. The Share ‘N Care group of church women prepared and served the meal for…

Christmas crafts at Assumption

December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brooke McDermott, left, looked on as her daughter Leah, 4, put the final touches on a “Baby Jesus in the Manger” decoration during Christmas Craft Night at Assumption Catholic Elementary School in Aylmer on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Leah is a Junior Kindergarten pupil at the school. A number of stations were set up for the…

Harvested corn field up in flames

November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Malahide Fire Chief Brent Smith estimated about 11 acres of a just harvested corn field caught on fire on the south side of Pressey Line east of Walker Road directly across the road from the Springfield Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 29. This photo was taken shortly after 4 p.m. Chief Smith said the fire…

Talbot Street packed for Santa Claus Parade

November 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of people descended upon downtown Aylmer and lined Talbot Street for the 73rd annual Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 25. The star attraction, Father Christmas and his sleigh pulled by flying reindeer led by Rudolph’s red nose, was the last entry in the parade that included four bands, several floats from local…

Aylmer Legion gets crafty

November 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Friends Dawn Giesbrecht of St. Thomas, left, and Paula Forbes of Aylmer brought their Scentsy Independent Consultant home fragrance products to the Aylmer Craft Sale held on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Colonel Talbot Branch 81 (Aylmer). Vendors from mostly home-based businesses occupied over 25 booths to sell a wide variety of…

Sounds of the Season

November 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sherry Wood, front right, conducted the Aylmer Community Choir through a selection of Christmas-themed movie and television songs during the annual Sounds of the Season concert at Old Town Hall Theatre on Friday evening, Nov. 24. The Aylmer Community Band, again led by Ms. Wood, also played holiday-themed film and TV songs. Every seat in…