Youngsters fired up at day camp

The Norfolk County Parks and Recreation Junior Firefighter Camp attracted 35 youngsters eager to learn the ins and outs of the Norfolk County Fire Service.

Arts Centre debuts Gift Shop on Saturday

June 6 – Do you need a unique gift for a special occasion? Visit the grand opening of the Norfolk Arts Centre (NAC) Gift Shop June 8 from 1-4p.m.

There you’ll find a selection of one-of-a-kind creations by over 20 local artists and artisans. Up for grabs will be distinctive pieces courtesy Norfolk area potters, glass artists, jewelers, photographers, woodworkers and much more.

In creating the shop, NAC staff aim to support local creators by promoting their works and providing them with a venue to sell their designs to the public.

Historic artifacts featured in WHAM exhibit

June 4 – Second World War artifacts once forgotten about many years ago were recently discovered. And soon, items featuring two best friends will be on display at the Waterford Heritage Agricultural Museum.

 

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland, two Norfolk soldiers of particular interest – best friends Corp. Carman Farr and Flight Officer Robert Stuart will be part of a special pop-up exhibit. The duo grew up on adjacent farms north of Renton, becoming best friends before enlisting in the Canadian forces.

Radical reconstruction

 

May 31 – Don’t fret, Norfolk County motorists, Radical Road will soon be radically improved.

Earlier this month, Radical – which sits west of Port Dover – was named the second worst road in western Ontario by CAA. Fortunately, help is on the way.

Reconstruction of Nelson Street West (which becomes Radical Road) from Mergl Drive to 400 metres east of Cumberland Street will begin in 2020. Work includes resurfacing as well as water main, sanitary sewer and stormwater infrastructure replacements.

Norfolk celebrates Paramedic Services Week

 

May 30 – Norfolk County is currently enjoying Paramedic Services Week, which runs from May 26-June 1.

“Paramedics provide compassionate medical care for those who call 9-1-1,” said Norfolk County Paramedic Services Chief Sarah Page. “They also work proactively with our aging population by visiting patients in non-emergency settings. Education is another significant role that paramedics play in promoting healthy communities. The practice of paramedicine provides many challenges, but it also provides many reasons to celebrate, such as helping a baby into the world.”