Star gaxing postponed to Aug. 23


Mary-Kate Duggan and Ava Ferguson were enchanted by the Sunset Fairy during the Kincardine BIA Street Park on Queen Street on Aug. 12. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Host families urgently needed for international students


By Barb McKay


With less than three weeks to go until the start of the school year, several host families are still needed to take in international students.


Nearly 200 students from South America and Europe will spend a semester at nine schools, including Kincardine and District Secondary School (KDSS). This is the sixth consecutive year that the Avon Maitland District School Board has hosted the international program that allows visiting students to learn a new language and experience a different culture while continuing their education.


Colling, Ernest

July 28, 2018


Ernest “Ernie” G. Colling of Ripley passed away suddenly at his residence on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the age of 75.


He was born in Kincardine on Dec. 24, 1942, son of the late Katherine (née Bushell) and Melvin Colling.


Survived by his brother Gerald Colling of Ripley, his sister Sharon Colling (Allister) of B.C. and his sister-in-law Evelyn Colling of Ripley, as well as by several nieces and nephews.


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)