Norfolk welcomes two new projects to Judd Industrial Park

Sept. 3 – The Judd Industrial Park in Simcoe was purchased by the former Town of Simcoe in 1992 with the expressed purpose of promoting business development in the county. Since that time, the park has grown as lands were sold and businesses established. That process is continuing as Norfolk County recently completed a sale of land to both the Autofeed Corporation and FIGR Norfolk Inc.

 

Established in Hamilton in 1988 and acquired by the current ownership in 2005, Autofeed Corporation manufactures machine integrators as well as parts handling equipment and service.

Student Start-up Program (SSUP) enjoys another great year

Norfolk County, ON – August 30, 2019 – Ten local youngsters took advantage of an opportunity to run their own businesses this summer thanks to the Norfolk County Student Start-up Program (SSUP).

 

For the last four years, children in Grades 6-12 were able to experience self-employment during their summer holidays (July and August). Through the program, students are required to submit a comprehensive business plan, attend at least two pre-arranged market place events and submit a final report with a picture to Norfolk County staff to be eligible for grant funding.

RFAB gets AMO update, begins planning for infrastructure funding application

Aug, 27, 2019, Simcoe, ON – The Recreational Facilities Advisory Board (RFAB) continued working toward making the ALL Norfolk Community Hub a reality at this week’s board meeting, held Aug 26 in Council Chambers.

The group – which consists of both residents and members of council – got an update from Deputy Mayor Amy Martin, who reported back on Norfolk County’s activities at this year’s Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference.

Cheer Camp gets high marks

 

Aug 26 – Ashley Sherman doesn’t hesitate when asked why she returned as head coach of the Norfolk County Cheerleading Camp.

“The kids,” says the Delhi native. “They love doing it and it makes me happy to see them having fun with it and learning.”

A group of 14 youngsters ages 7-13 attended Simcoe Composite School each morning from Aug. 19-23 for the second camp in as many years.

Leadership changes to advance Council’s Strategic Priorities

Mayor Chopp is pleased to announce on behalf of Norfolk Council that Chris McQueen has been appointed as Chief Administrative Officer (Interim) and will join the team August 26, 2019 to advance the execution of plans with a focus on positive corporate culture.

Environmental students gain valuable experience

Aug 21 – Norfolk County’s next generation of environmental stewards have gotten some real-world – and very valuable – experiences this summer.

A team from Norfolk County’s public works and NEST (Norfolk Environmental Stewardship Team) program joined forces with Paul Gagnon, lands and water supervisor with the Long Point Region Conservation Authority (LPRCA) to do some important research in Simcoe Aug. 16. A crew of seven inspected, researched and re-classified a storm drain at the corner of Highway 24 South and Evergreen Hill Road in Simcoe.

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.