Washrooms to be locked at Port Rowan Marina

Aug. 15 – Due to a recent string of extreme vandalism, the Norfolk County Port Rowan Marina and Park will now be locking washrooms when staff isn’t on site. A portable toilet will be provided during times when staff is not present.

If anyone has details regarding the vandalism – which occurred during the evening hours both Aug. 12 and Aug. 14, they are encouraged to contact Norfolk OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Tips can be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Norfolk County to be represented at AMO conference

Aug 15 – Norfolk County Mayor Kristal Chopp has several in-person meetings with ministers as part of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference later this month.

 

On behalf of Norfolk County Council, Mayor Chopp will be discussing various subjects of importance with ministers and high-ranking officials including leaking gas wells, the impacts of phragmites, cannabis, a multi-use recreational hub, shoreline protection, Turkey Point beaches, housing for farm workers and environmental assessments as they relate to construction needs.

Kids hit the links at annual Golf Camp

Aug 14 – Things have come full-circle for Port Rowan’s Tammy Holliday.

Growing up, Holliday’s family was heavily involved in the golf business, which cultivated both her passion and respect for the sport. This week, Holliday is teaching the next generation as the head instructor of the Norfolk County Kids Golf Camp.

For three hours each morning from July 29-Aug 2, Holliday helped youngsters ages 10-13 improve their game at the Port Dover Golf Club (formerly Lynn Meadows).

MTO to spray for Phragmites

In looking to control invasive grass Phragmites australis from locations on Highway 6 between Port Dover & Lynn Valley Road & Highway 24 North, the Ministry of Transportation will utilize Roundup WeatherMAX.

Work takes place from Aug. 19 – Sept. 9. For more, call 1-800-265-6072.

Register now for Heritage Tractor Drive

Aug. 14 – Calling all vintage tractor owners and enthusiasts: the Teeterville Pioneer Museum is hosting a Heritage Tractor Drive on Saturday, August 24.

Join us for a half-day drive through the beautiful backroads of Norfolk County.

The day will begin at 8 a.m. at the Teeterville Pioneer Museum for registration and morning refreshments before heading to Delhi for a tour of Quance Mill.

Drivers will return to the Teeterville Pioneer Museum where visitors are invited to enjoy looking at the tractors.

Norfolk to host first Genealogy Symposium

Interested in your family’s history? Where it all began? How you got here?

Norfolk County Archives and Eva Brook Donly Museum will present the first annual Genealogy Symposium Sept. 28.

Aimed at both beginners and avid genealogists alike, four speakers including three professional genealogists and one local historian will be on hand providing information on conducting family research history.

“This is our first genealogy symposium and it is very exciting for us,” said Joshua Klar, archivist at the museum.

Celebrate 100 seasons of the Arbor

July 29 – Few Norfolk County summertime traditions are as sacred as having an Arbor Dog and Golden Glow on the shores of Lake Erie.

For an entire century, the popular Arbor Restaurant in Port Dover has been feeding hungry beachgoers on the south coast of Ontario.

To help commemorate the occasion, the Port Dover Harbour Museum has opened its newest exhibit Basking in a Golden Glow: Celebrating the 100th Season of the Arbor.

Veterans memorial dedication in Waterford

July 24 – The Waterford Heritage and Agricultural Museum, Waterford Legion and Norfolk Remembers Committee have teamed up to honour local soldiers killed in both World Wars.

 

A plaque featuring each Waterford and area soldier killed on the battlefield will be unveiled to the public on July 27.

 

The plaque will be placed in the park along Alice Street, close to Heritage Trail – a visual reminder of the sacrifices made by many members of the community – and includes a picture of each soldier, their signature and specific details about where they lived.

Norfolk to host first ever Safety Carnival

July 19 – Summer in Norfolk County means activities like swimming, sunbathing, fishing, and boating, but nothing should take a backseat to safety.

 

With that in mind, Norfolk County has partnered with sponsor Nova Mutual Insurance and a number of local organizations to present the area’s first ever Safety Carnival.

 

Created and organized by Norfolk Water Safety Awareness Promoter Taome Muntz-Flowerday, the Carnival is set for July 20 from 11 a.m.

HNHU Issues Heat Warning

SIMCOE, July 19, 2019 – With high temperatures expected to continue, the Medical Officer of Health is issuing a Heat Warning for the residents and visitors of Haldimand and Norfolk counties. Hot and humid conditions are expected throughout the day. The HNHU recommends that persons take steps to prevent heat-related illness. A list of local services offering a place to cool down can be found hnhu.org/alerts-advisories/weather-alerts/.

 

All people can experience adverse health effects from extreme heat.

Young stars hit the ice

July 17 – It wasn’t too long ago Simcoe native Ryan Horvat was attending the annual Tri-County Pros Hockey School.

Created by Delhi NHLers Ryan VandenBussche and Geordie Kinnear, the week-long camp quickly became a haven for youngsters yearning for more ice-time during the summer.

After a successful Ontario Hockey League career, Horvat is now an American Hockey League (AHL) veteran and, alongside Kinnear, one of the camp’s main instructors.