2018 Kincardine Reunion a complete success

by Barb McKay


After a year of planning and preparation, the 2018 Kincardine Reunion has come and gone, but it was an event that will be talked about for months.


The Independent caught up with reunion co-chairs Dave Patterson and Jen Cook in Victoria Park on Sunday and they had only positive things to say about the weekend.


“We can’t call it anything but a complete and huge success,” Patterson said.


Kincardine Calls her people home

by Liz Smith


The Kincardine Theatre Guild kicked off the 2018 Reunion festivities with Wednesday night’s performance of Kincardine Calls, the story of Ida Jean and Fergie, who fall in love and marry, despite opposition from family and the threat of war and struggle.


Set against the backdrop of Kincardine in the 1800s, Kincardine Calls tells some of the history of Kincardine and its people, through dialogue, original songs and choreography.


Kincardine Summer Music Festival needs the community to get behind it


By Barb McKay


For 27 years, the Kincardine Summer Music Festival (KSMF) has been providing professional music training to people of all ages.


Now, organizers are hoping people who have benefitted from the music programs over the years can help to keep the festival going for future generations of music lovers. Like many not-for-profit, volunteer-run organizations, KSMF relies on government grants, corporate sponsorships and donations to operate.


Kincardine Summer Music Festival concerts this month


Kincardine Summer Music Festival celebrates its 27th anniversary Aug. 12-17, with six free


4 O’clock in the Park concerts.


This series features local and regional musicians including the Kincardine Brass Band with the Kincardine Youth Brass Band; acoustic duo James Gannett and Shawn Trotter; Jack Mc
Fadden Jazz Trio; Robbie Antone Blues; the Henry, Harper and McGee Celtic ensemble; Josh Richardson electronic soundscapes; and Kincardine’s own The Pleats.


Special Olympics


On July 24, athletes and coaches gathered for a special goodbye in support of two Special Olympics athletes, who are attending the national competition in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, during the long weekend in August. From the left are Allan Moore, who will be participating in track athletics, swimming coach Marg VanderVaart and swimmer Jackie McDonald. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Final list of candidates announced for Municipal Election 2018


By Pauline Kerr


Municipal Election 2018 promises to be an exciting one locally, with races for mayor in both Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss, for deputy mayor in Huron-Kinloss, and a six-way race for three councillor-at-large seats in Kincardine.


In Kincardine, Rob Stephens entered the race for mayor, running against incumbent Anne Eadie.


No update on the revised sex education curriculum


By Tammy Schneider


With the start of school just a month away, teachers and education professionals are still unsure as to which curriculum they will be teaching.


Last week, public school boards across the province wrote to the government asking for clarification on the sex education curriculum for the upcoming school year.


Relax and ride the bus Reunion weekend


By Pauiline Kerr


Anyone who’s attended previous reunions knows it’s best to leave the car at home. With all the extra people in town and all the activities happening in the downtown area, driving and parking just aren’t options.


While there’s a lot happening, the venues for the various events are in a fairly compact area, and are within reasonable walking distance from each other and most parts of town.


Fifty and fabulous

Celebrating with the birthday girls


A group of friends gathered on July 14th to celebrate those turning 50 years of age in 2018. Left to right in the back row are Susan MacKenzie, Valli Pellizzari, Tracy Ashley, Leslie Mask and Carolyn Frid. In the front row are Denise Porter, Lisa McCuaig and Sherry McGlynn. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Police arrest four in school break-in

by Pauline Kerr


Earlier this month, South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police responded to an alarm at a public school located on Russell Street in Kincardine.


Officers found four youths inside the school and arrested them without incident.