General News

Local artists join together for new sound

June 20, 2018

A new local band is releasing their first CD. The Salt Cellars include JUNO winner Rick Joudrey, Virginia deCarle, Rob Bersan, Ron Kapitain, Anne Wilde and Brendon Burgess. But if you ask them about the band name at their release show this weekend, deCarle will tell you it’s mostly because it sounds good.

First time mayoral candidates comes forward

A fresh face is running for mayor in Hastings Highlands.

Drag party helps raise scholarships for students

It was standing room only around the stage at the Bancroft Eatery and Brew Pub. LGBT+ community members and allies sipping on rainbow drinks and wearing rainbow costumes cheered as men and women dressed in drag strutted down the aisles between their tables. The kings and queens plucked tips from the hooters and hollerers together celebrating Pride and raising money for local students.

Club celebrates cultural diversity

North Hastings High School students have come together for a night of cooking and inclusion.

Heritage Revival Thrift Shop opens

A new CARE North Hastings shop is getting on board with the community’s thrifty shopping trend and helping quench its appetite for unique finds, steals and deals.

Locals clinch top spots in McDougall Family Fund

Two deserving community-oriented organizations will be supported by the McDougall Family Fund.

Wonders of wetlands wow students

Area school children are exploring what it means to be a good steward thanks to the Bancroft and Area Stewardship Council.

Wildewood owners celebrate 30 years in community

Joey Shulman and Barry Siegrist first settled in Maynooth 30 years ago. Back then the town was comprised of a general store, gas station and a niche arts community — a blink for travellers as they journeyed Hwy 62.

Scouts join turtle movement

Bancroft’s scouts and beavers are joining in to help the turtles.

School board schedules NHHS water main retrofit

Hastings Prince Edward District School Board is investing half a million dollars into a water main retrofit for North Hastings High School.

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