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It's a big week in local schools

The first week of May is a busy one for schools across the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, as important events take place to mark important causes.

Northumberland Hills Hospital

Have you thanked your doctor today

Northumberland Hills Hospital is pleased to join the West Northumberland Community Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee and the Ontario Medical Association in recognizing the fantastic work of local physicians on Doctors’ Day May 1 — and through the first week of May.

Cobourg poet laureate Ted Amsden is bringing poetry to the masses for the month of April. Submitted Photo

Cobourg delights in poetry

Cobourg poet laureate Ted Amsden has certainly done his part to bring poetry to the masses during April.

Cobourg Ecology Garden chair Roma Colbert says these two new raised garden beds are available for use by gardeners with special physical requirements. CECILIA NASMITH Northumberland Today

All gardeners — and all others — welcome

A lovely bit of nature awaits everyone at the Lake Ontario end of Hibernia Street, as the friends of the Cobourg Ecology Garden prepare for another season.

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Eleven-year-old Brandon Fletcher is seen with Synaptop founder and chief executive officer Sami Siddique (left), as well as his escort for the trip James Hergott. Submitted Photo

Cobourg boy birthday celebration at premiere

Cobourg filmmaker-producer-director-writer James Hergott is pleased to announce that his show Radical Body Transformation has just premiered on the revolutionary Synaptop distribution platform.

Girls' Night Out returns to Downtown Cobourg

A night on the town is always fun, and the Downtown Business Improvement Area suggests that Downtown Cobourg would be a great town to choose for May 12.

Local high schools are top Terry Fox fundraisers

East Northumberland Secondary School is not only the top high-school fundraiser for the Terry Fox Foundation among Kawartha Pine Ridge District Board of Education schools — it's also fourth-highest among high schools across Ontario.

Y offers free fitness assessments

On Friday afternoon, the YMCA Northumberland facility in Cobourg will offer free fitness assessments to help members of the community get a better understanding of overall health and fitness.

Constables is the theme of a series hooked by Rosemary Malone of the Woolwright Society for the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild's annual conference in Cobourg. This year's theme is Images of Canada, and members of the public are invited to have a look Aprll 30 at the Cobourg Community Centre. Submitted Photo

Rug hookers display their wares

Each year, some 300 rug hookers descend on an Ontario community for the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild's annual conference — and this year that would be Cobourg.

OPP recover body from Rice Lake

At 2:41 p.m. Saturday, Northumberland OPP responded to a report of a body floating in Rice Lake near Hannah Road in Hamilton Township.

(From left) Phil Thomas will be joined by young Delyth and Evan, wife Jessica Fraser Thomas, and Jillian, Amelia and Ronan to chair the 2017 YMCA Strong Kids campaign. Submitted Photo

Local family will head 2017 Strong Kids campaign

Following the outstanding success of Paul and Cathy VandeGraaf as chairs of the 2016 YMCA Strong Kids campaign, the torch was passed to another local family for 2017.

Seen with the banner advertising their event, artists Veronica Derry and Barbara Buntin are looking forward to their fourth annual Simple Pleasures Art Show and Sale on May 6. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Enjoy Simple Pleasures May 6

Friends and colleagues in art, Veronica Derry and Barbara Buntin are collaborating on their fourth annual Simple Pleasures show and sale May 6.