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SPECIAL TO THE EXAMINER The classic George Lucas coming-of-age film American Graffiti screens at the Cobourg Public Library on Nov. 6, part of the library's fall film series.

Thrilling books, classic movies, Elvis and more

COBOURG -- Many libraries have book clubs, but not many have the creative kind of monthly book clubs that have been launched by the folks at the Cobourg Public Library.

Victoria Hall in downtown Cobourg

Cobourg council steps back to 1867

COBOURG -- The Town of Cobourg's seventh annual Cobourg Day on Oct. 30 will include an element of heritage in this Canada 150 year, with an 1867 municipal council re-enactment.

CECILIA NASMITH/NORTHUMBERLAND TODAY Roseneath Centennial Public School parent council head Jill Fanning and principal Troy MacKenzie are looking forward to welcoming the community to help celebrate the school's 50th anniversary Nov. 3 and 4.

Roseneath celebrates as school turns 50

ROSENEATH -- This is quite a landmark year on many fronts, Jill Fanning says -- Canada 150, Alderville's 180th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of Roseneath Centennial Public School.As head of the school's parent council, Fanning is working with Shelley Newton and Ian Hartford to make the Nov. 3-4 celebrations will be a time to remember for the

Larry Londry (centre), who owns the beautiful home at 181 Ontario St. with his wife Donna, displays a larger version of the lawn sign that will be in front of his and dozens of other qualifying homes that were part of Cobourg's architectural landscape in 1867. It's a project of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Cobourg and East Northumberland branch, represented in the photo by (from left) Greg Hancock, secretary Carol Page, president Diane Chin, project committee chair Felicity Pope and vice-president Jackie Tinson. CECILIA NASMITH/Northumberland Today

Time to take down Cobourg lawn signs

COBOURG -- All good things come to an end, and those wonderful signs that indicate homes that were part of Cobourg in 1867 are no exception.

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Nominees sought for YMCA Peace Medal

NORTHUMBERLAND -- From Nov. 18 to 26, YMCA Northumberland joins Ys across Canada in celebrating Peace Week, offering activities to help everyone of all ages explore peace from personal, local and global perspectives.During the week, Ys will also promote ways members of their own communities can build peace, and highlight the work that fosters peace

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A new kind of police academy for Cobourg

COBOURG -- Citizen Police Academies are being organized by police services throughout Ontario, and Cobourg Deputy Chief Paul VandeGraaf has issued a press release confirming that Cobourg is among them.

CECILIA NASMITH Northumberland TodayColdwell Banker RMR Real Estate Brokerage sales representative Al McLellan of the Cobourg office is one of three magic acts in the world selected to perform at the company's international Gen Blue 2017 conference in Las Vegas ― and the only Canadian one. The amateur prestidigitator will perform for an estimated 6,000 people from the main stage of the MGM Grand Hotel.

Cobourg magician heads to Vegas

COBOURG -- Next week, amateur magician Al McLellan goes entertaining a handful of associates to the main stage at Las Vegas's MGM Grand Hotel to perform for an audience estimated at 6,000.A sales representative at the Coldwell Banker RMR Real Estate Brokerage Cobourg office, McLellan was sort of razzed-and-ribbed into submitting a two-minute auditi

Cobourg council meets at Victoria Hall.

Cobourg budget planning begins

COBOURG -- Preliminary planning for Cobourg's 2018 budget starts this week, Deputy Mayor John Henderson said at council.

Upgrades coming to James Cockburn Park in Cobourg

COBOURG -- Cobourg council has voted to award a $166,358.06 contract (exclusive of HST) to Fidelity Engineering and Construction for work on upgrading James Cockburn Park.

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Rebound aims to get kids ON-TRAC

BRIGHTON -- Rebound Child and Youth Services invites you to Brighton's lovely Presqu'ile Provincial Park Oct. 15 for its third annual Red Run.

Northumberland Hills Hospital

Awards for staff at Northumberland Hills Hospital

COBOURG -- Northumberland Hills Hospital recognizes staff members' personal and team accomplishments year-round and, on Oct. 4, it announced the winners of its fifth annual Gerontological Excellence Awards.These awards celebrate individual contributions to the delivery of exceptional patient care for those over the age of 65 -- underscoring the fac

Tag sale will benefit new Northumberland hospice

NORTHUMBERLAND -- Supporters of the new Northumberland Hospice Care Centre expect many fundraisers will be required to get the project to fruition.One will be coming up Saturday, as a longtime supporter puts many amazing items up for a tag sale, where 100% of the proceeds will go to the cause.Community Care Northumberland, which provides hospice an

Hector Macmillan

Cobourg council honours late mayor

COBOURG -- Cobourg council meetings typically begin with a moment of silent reflection, but not the one this week.