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Miracle on Main Street in Mount Salem

Mount Salem Christian School soloists Nathaneal Kisuule, left, and Kelly Loewen were among a cast of many in the school’s annual Christmas production dress rehearsal on Thursday morning, Dec. 21. This year’s play was entitled Miracle on Main Street with the full production for extended family members and friends held that same evening at Sommerfeld…

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Making a racket at Davenport PS

Members of the “Boomwhacker Club” played Deck the Halls with their plastic tubes during the dress rehearsal of Aylmer Davenport Public School’s Christmas concert on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 19. The show for parents, extended family members and friends was held that night. (AE/Craig Bradford)

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Mr. and Mrs. Claus part of the fun at South Dorchester PS

Mrs. Claus (played by Darah Farrow) and her husband Santa (Rowan Wilson) have a conversation and shared the limelight during a portion of the dress rehearsal for Santa’s Holiday Hoedown at South Dorchester Public School on Tuesday morning, Dec. 19. Three showings of the Christmas production were then staged for the families and friends of…

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Christmas in Summers Corners

Summers Corners Public School Kindergarten pupils Charlie Wiebe, left, Zoe Jensen, Erin Pinylo, Alexandra Gavey and Alexander Mahovlich held letters that spelled out Santa during one of several performances at the school’s Holiday Celebration dress rehearsal on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 13. (AE/Craig Bradford)

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Crash near No Frills

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…

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Packed house for Bradley St. Church Christmas

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…

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Old Town Hall “decked out” for Corner Cupboard

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…

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“The Story” told at Springfield Baptist Church

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…

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Straffordville streets lined with Santa fans

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…

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Getting “pie-d” for a good cause

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…

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