Weekend party on deck in Kincardine

By Josh Howald

Every weekend in Kincardine seems to be a busy one, but the upcoming long weekend is jam packed full of activities.

Summer is officially in full swing, and the perfect weather has brought visitors in droves. Those looking for something to do this weekend won't be disappointed.

Friday will mark the second Drift In Cruise Night of the summer in downtown Kincardine. The main street will be closed to traffic from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. as people show off, and admire, classic and/or unique automobiles.

Saturday, the Ontario SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) Series continues at 11 a.m. at Station Beach.

Pier-ing out at a setting sun

Both the north and south piers were busy with people Sunday evening as the sun set on Lake Huron. With the phantom piper playing from the lighthouse, locals and tourists alike enjoyed a perfect summer's evening at the waterfront. There were people swimming, fishing, taking photographs, out on walks or bicycle rides and/or visiting. This photo is of the north pier, taken from the harbour area on Station Beach. (Josh Howald photo)

Entertainment a highlight of this year’s Point Clark Lighthouse Festival

By Barb McKay

The popular Point Clark Lighthouse Festival will have plenty to offer in the way of great entertainment this year.

The annual festival kicks off on Aug. 11 with a sunset dinner and gala at the base of the Point Clark Lighthouse. A delectable dinner of top sirloin with horseradish peppercorn gravy and smoked cheddar stuffed chicken breast, summer strawberry salad and other dishes will be provided by Burke’s Catering, along with Jackson Triggs wines and craft beer from Cowbell brewery.

The evening will be topped off with an interactive performance by HAWK Theatre of an original production – The Great Huron-Kinloss Debate. Actors will passionately take on topics related to the township and urge gala guests to take their side.

 Penetangear Yoga Expo offers fun and fitness in support of a good cause

By Barb McKay

What could be better than practicing yoga in front of Lake Huron as the sun rises and afterwards enjoying a sumptuous breakfast? It’s all for a good cause.

The second annual Penetangear Yoga Expo will be held in Kincardine from Aug. 12 to 19. The event was such a success last year that organizer Darrel Perry has doubled the program and all proceeds will go to benefit the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation.

“I hear over and over again that our hospital needs help,” Perry told The Independent on Friday.

The yoga combines fun, fitness, healthy eating and wellness classes. Registration into the classes is by donation.

Huron Shores Hospice recieves community donation

100 People Who Share Bruce County organizer Bill Pike, right, congratulates Cheryl Cottrill on Huron Shores Hospice being selected as the winning cause for a community donation. For the full story from Ainsdale Golf Course, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Amazing race

From left, the two-person teams of Belle Wilson, ShantalStade, Ruby Hall-Elwood and Calla MacTavish use antique beaters to make fluffy egg whites at the Walker House on Saturday morning. The endeavour was one of many challenges throughout the community during the Kincardine Amazing Race in support of the Stonehaven Community Park project. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.  (Barb McKay photo)

Rotary Music Park an irresistible draw for all ages

By Barb McKay

Martin Ward discovered his inner child as he sprinted from instrument to instrument in Kincardine’s new music park, enjoying the harmonic sounds each one produced as he tapped them.

Rotary Club District Governor Martin Ward and wife Mary Ruston enjoy the instruments at the new Kincardine Rotary Music Park. (Barb McKay photo)

 Kincardine’s Christopher Pennington ambassador for 2017 Kidney Walk

By Barb McKay

At just 12 years old, and despite physical challenges, Christopher Pennington has accomplished a lot.

Christopher, who calls both Kincardine and Brussels home, was diagnosed with kidney disease in 2015. But rather than let his illness get the better of him he focused on educating as many people as possible about kidney disease and fundraising to advance the effort to find a cure.

For the third year in a row, Christopher will lead a team in the Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk fundraiser. The first year he participated in the Owen Sound walk and last year took part in the Goderich walk, which is the only walk in this region. He set a fundraising goal of $4,000 and raised an incredible $13,000.

BSP celebrates Canada’s 150 with upcoming production

Bluewater Summer Playhouse (BSP) is marking Canada’s 150th birthday with a tribute to Canadian music.

Canadian Rock - Canadian XSPortsfeatures Canadian hits known and loved by all ages here at home and around the world. The Canadian XSports band performs with a theme of Canada’s beloved national pastime – hockey – and promises novel performances that are full of energy with incredible stage presence. The show will run Aug. 2 and 3.

What a weekend!

It was a wonderful, music-filled weekend in Kincardine as the Bruce Telecom Lighthouse Blues Festival took over downtown. Large crowds enjoyed four different stages in downtown Kincardine Saturday afternoon, in addition to the usual headlining acts. Here, Kincardine's own John Graham performs on the Enbridge Youth Stage. For a full page of colour photos from this years Blues Festival, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)