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Santa returns to the park for pet photos in Cobourg

Cecilia Nasmith

By Cecilia Nasmith, Northumberland Today

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Members of the Cobourg Lakeshore Lions are seen at Lauria Hyundai in Port Hope with the winners of their new-car raffle, a fundraiser they hope to make an annual event in support of the service projects they provide to the community. This year's prize was a Hyundai Tucson. See from left are Lions president Beth Lazar, Mr. And Mrs. Frank Simpson of Port Hope who were the winners, Bud Lauria, and other lions — past president Sylvia Lefebvre and members Helen Scott, Heidi Larisch, Johanna Raggers, Bernice Stanley and Dawn King.

Submitted Photo Members of the Cobourg Lakeshore Lions are seen at Lauria Hyundai in Port Hope with the winners of their new-car raffle, a fundraiser they hope to make an annual event in support of the service projects they provide to the community. This year's prize was a Hyundai Tucson. See from left are Lions president Beth Lazar, Mr. And Mrs. Frank Simpson of Port Hope who were the winners, Bud Lauria, and other lions — past president Sylvia Lefebvre and members Helen Scott, Heidi Larisch, Johanna Raggers, Bernice Stanley and Dawn King.

COBOURG -- Members of the Cobourg And District Dog Owners Group invite you to the Ontario Street dog park Saturday to get a picture of your pooch with Santa.

From 10 a.m. to noon, CADDOG member Cathy Cope will play the jolly gent in red and, for a donation, you can give your dog a visit and keep a photo as a souvenir. All proceeds go toward repairs and improvements in the park.

While you're there, enjoy some coffee and hot cider (yes, there will be dog treats for your four-legged friends), as well as a draw for a wonderful gift basket from CJ's Dog Resort and Spa.

You might also want to consider a membership to CADDOG, which you can purchase for $20 per year per family.

For more information, visit www.caddog.org.

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NORTHUMBERLAND -- The folks at Community Care Northumberland are all smiles upon hearing the good news from Tim Hortons -- September's Smile Cookie campaign at the Cobourg, Port Hope and Colborne locations set a local record, with 27,324 cookies sold at nine stores.

Executive director Trish Baird has received a $27,324 cheque for Community Care from owners John and Kim Meeussen and Jeri and Ron Joyce.

Each year since 1996, Smile Cookies (specially decorated freshly baked chocolate-chunk treats) are sold for $1 plus tax, with Tim Hortons owners donating the entire $1 to a local charity -- which was Community Care this year.

The Community Care team worked closely with the Tim Hortons team to set the record, Baird said.

"We would also like to extend our sincerest thanks to Jeri and John for selecting us as this year's recipient," she added.

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COLBORNE -- The Colborne Art Gallery invites you to tomorrow's grand opening of its Christmas Market.

With a variety of member artists, the selection will be wide-ranging -- jewelry, pottery, baby quilts and toys, tea towels, quilted bags, home decor, artwork and other thoughtful gifts.

The gallery is located at 51 King St. E. In Colborne, and the grand opening runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Thereafter, you can drop in any time during regular hours (noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays) until Dec. 17.

For more information, visit www.thecolborneartgallery.ca.

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NORTHUMBERLAND -- Maureen Pollard reminds everyone that Nov. 21 will be the first National Bereavement Day across Canada, and the theme for this inaugural year is, "It's Time to Talk About Grief and Bereavement in Canada."

Bereavement is the state of having suffered a loss, Maureen explained. Grief is a normal and expected response to any loss. Itf is an expression of love, experienced in direct relation to the love and attachment we feel for the person who has died.

At times, people have tried to explain the grieving process by describing stages and phases, but that does not mean grief happens in an orderly, linear fashion. Shock, disbelief, sadness, guilt, regret, anger, confusion and disorganization come in no special order, so the process ca be disorderly, perplexing, unpredictable and wearying.

Whether we keep it to ourselves or share our grief with the world, whether the process takes a year or lasts longer -- the journey is as unique as each individual who has been touched by loss.

"When someone you love has died, be gentle with yourself as you experience the feelings of loss and go through the tasks of adapting your life to the new reality," Maureen wrote in her press release.

"Take your time. Seek support from those who understand. Engage in activities that bring you small comforts and ease your pain. Know that, in time, you will find your way to taking pleasure in life again. A full human life involves holding space for both joy and pain, sometimes at the very same time."

Everyone is invited to follow the conversation and join in by using #GriefDayCA2017 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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COLBORNE -- The holiday season is a time of joy and connection with family for many of us.

Recognizing not everyone is so blessed, the Kim & Sam Team has announced a Gift of Givng Campaign that runs through Dec. 22.

The Kim & Sam Team of Royal Heritage Realty in Colborne have teamed up with Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre (for the holiday season and through 2018) to make a difference in Northumberland families' lives.

In its work of providing support and counselling to families dealing with violence, the folks at Cornerstone have seen what a difficult time the holidays can be for a woman and her chidren who may not even have a home over the holidays. You can make a big difference with financial donation of any size or some very needed household items.

During the campaign, the Kim & Sam Team invite you ton drop by the office at 18 King St. In Colborne to deliver your household item or financial donation. They will be match every financial donation they receive, and double the impact of the campaign.

You can get a list of needed items by calling 905-355-5500 or e-mailing info@kimandsam.ca.

As well, on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m., Colborne's Santa Claus parade will be rolling right by their office. They will be open late that day to accept your Gift of Giving donation ad offer some free hot chocolate.

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Around Town appears weekly, and welcomes your news. If you have information of interest, contact Cecilia Nasmith at 905-372-0131 ext. 314 or at cnasmith@postmedia.com or twitter.com/NT_cnasmith.