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Cecilia Nasmith


Program will help refugees settle in locally

Caryn MacDiarmid has been involved with Trinity United Church’s Flight To Hope project that brought Mohammed Ghrir, along with his wife Heba and daughter Ritaj, to Cobourg in December of 2015.

Cobourg And District Dog Owners Group members Mary Beth Dunn and Gary Graham are relieved that the damage to the popular pop-up library kiosk at the Cobourg Dog Park appears to be from last week's windstorm and not vandalism. CECILIA NASMITH/Northumberland Today

Book kiosk most likely damaged by storm

The sad news that the pop-up library at the Cobourg Dog Park was damaged was at least alleviated by the news that it likely wasn't a case of vandalism.

From left, Bill Bachellier, David Harnden, Barry Vail, Mary McLeod, Jayne Crompton, William Prawecki and Elizabeth Dickson make up the new Northumberland Hills Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council. SUBMITTED PHOTO

NHH announces advisory-council members

Following a public call for expressions of interest, Northumberland Hills Hospital announces that its first Patient and Family Advisory Council has been formed.

Cobourg to get Cockburn chair

Cobourg council this week passed the bylaw necessary to pursue an agreement with Ottawa for the loan of the chair Father of Confederation James Cockburn used in Canada's first Parliamentary sessions.

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre manager of community engagement Carly Cunningham (left) accepts a $2,978 cheque from Marriette Coultier of Cobourg's Home Depot from the store's recent Orange Door Project fundraising campaign — Coultier was the top seller of the paper doors at the Cobourg location, raising $758 of the proceeds, which will help Cornerstone in its work to break the cycle of family violence and end youth homelessness in Northumberland County. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Orange Door Project raised $2,978 for Cornerstone

If you were in Cobourg's Home Depot between Sept. 1 and Oct. 9, you might have been approached to support the store's Orange Door Project by donating a toonie for an orange paper door.

United Way campaign could have shortfall

Northumberland United Way is eagerly looking forward to the Jan. 23 move into the new location at 62 Swayne St. that Cobourg supporter Karol Shaw purchased for their use.

Peterborough doctor is LHIN seniors lead

Dr. K. Jennifer Ingram, who practices in Peterborough, has been named the Central East Local Health Integration Network Physician Lead for Seniors Care.

Cobourg council will replace Sherwin Jan. 23

Having accepted the resignation of Councillor Larry Sherwin, the process to select his successor is now in full swing, Deputy Mayor John Henderson said at Monday’s council meeting.

Knit-a-thon planned for Saturday at CCC

Cobourg Coucillor Debra McCarthy announced at Monday’s meeting that she will spend a cozy Saturday knitting at the Cobourg Community Centre.

Students prepare for Journey of Hope

The Cobourg Collegiate Institute library was taken over Monday night by duffel bags and suitcases (as well as the cargo to stuff them) in preparation for a Journey of Hope to Tanzania.

Diane Saunders, Paul van Laren and Sabic employees recently presented a $21,770.80 cheque to Northumberland United Way chief executive officer Lynda Kay and United Way All-Star Team member Dianne Huffman. Sabic is a long-time United Way supporter, and has contributed to the annual campaign since United Way began in the community 47 years ago. SUBMITTED PHOTO

AROUND TOWN: Rotaries partner with NOC for special celebration

The Rotary Clubs of Cobourg and Port Hope, as well as Northumberland Sunrise Rotary, are partnering up with the Northumberland Orchestra and Choir for a special Canada 150 celebration on Jan. 22 — a performance spotlighting songs of celebration, followed by dinner at a participating Port Hope restaurant.

Fiction for all ages — novels, novelettes and even plays — local author Linda Hutsell-Manning has done it all. Next month, her play A Certain Singing Teacher will be debuted by VOS Theatre. CECILIA NASMITH/Northumberland Today

Hutsell-Manning has decades of writing credits

Hamilton Township author Linda Hutsell-Manning is about to see her play A Certain Singing Teacher produced in Cobourg by VOS Theatre Feb. 10 and 11 — but you couldn't exactly characterize her as a playwright.