Lynn Wilson

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The Bobcaygeon Local July 16, 2010 By Lisa Dever Somewhere in a mansion in Uxbridge a painting by local artist Lynn Wilson adorns the walls alongside original works by the Group of Seven. Not bad company. Not bad at all. Lynn Wilson is no shrinking violet. When talking with her one quickly figures out that

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John Gallagher

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Lightning Bolt Winners The Bobcaygeon Local June 18, 2010 By Lisa Dever Huntsville resident John Gallagher is lucky to be alive. Last summer he suffered full cardiac arrest while visiting Bobcaygeon. On June 16, John and 23 other survivors had the opportunity to meet and thank the 160 care providers and civilians involved in saving

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School on the Move

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School on the Move The Bobcaygeon Local February 19, 2010 By Lisa Dever There is a lot to celebrate at Bobcaygeon Public School these days. First of all, BPS has been nominated as a “School on the Move” by the Ontario Ministry of Education. The annual award acknowledges thirty of the top schools in Ontario

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Ruth Bellbeck

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The Bobcaygeon Local January 30, 2009 By Lisa Dever One of the things I enjoy most about Ruth Bellbeck is her sunny disposition. She is always warm and friendly and makes everyone feel welcome and appreciated. She has a wonderful, infectious laugh and an obvious joy of life. She is talented, patient, kind and an

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Mark Wilson

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The Bobcaygeon Local February 18, 2011 Mark Wilson’s hands don’t look exceedingly extraordinary. They are strong, with long, artistic fingers, often tinged with stain, but at first glance there’s nothing of note. Far more noticeable than his hands is his face; it looks like Paul McCartney’s. In fact, his wife, Lynn says that at the

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The Give Away

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The Bobcaygeon Local March 6, 2009 By Lisa Dever Last month local Chiropractor Grant Bjornson received a Community Service Award from the Ontario Chiropractic Association, due in large part to his volunteer activities at “A Special Place” Clothing Give-away. In operation since 1987, A Special Place receives donations of clothing and small household items and

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Thermal Imaging Camera – TIC

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The Bobcaygeon Local May 21, 2012 By Lisa Dever Some consider a fire truck little more than a big, red, rolling tool box. Hoses, axes, pry bars, jaws of life, wrenches, channel-locks and cable cutters; oxygen tanks, ladders and nozzles. Fire fighters have to be prepared and ready for any challenge. They have to take

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Community Gardens

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The Bobcaygeon Local May 13, 2012 By Lisa Dever I began gardening on a bit of a whim. One bright summer afternoon when my parents were away, I decided to dig up the patchy grass on our front lawn and turn the entire place into a flower garden. The neighbours looked on in horror. This

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Lisbeth Boysen

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The Bobcaygeon Local February 6, 2012 By Lisa Dever Mike Boysen had no idea that his wife Liesbeth was a writer and kept a journal until he found out that one of her stories was to be published. “She never told me,” he said recently, while discussing his wife’s hidden talent. “The Dutch in Wartime:

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