Driving Ontario’s rural back roads, you may have noticed “Century Farm” signs and wondered about the stories of the people who worked and played in these homes and fields through several generations. “One Hundred Years. One Hundred Families” was launched on Thursday at the Arts and Cookery Bank in West Lorne and tells the stories in words and photos, of 100 families from their surrounding community, over the past century.
St. Thomas-born major league baseball player Jack ‘Glad’ Graney’s plaque on the Timken Centre’s St. Thomas Wall of Fame was unveiled this year in July. That was cause for celebration by his nominating committee, but they are hopeful recognition for Graney and his inspiring story won’t end there.
Read our feature on Jack Graney in Relish Elgin Fall 2014 ...
The Elgin Historical Society presented "Digitizing the Tweedsmuirs" on April 23rd at the Elgin County building. Helen Van Brenk, WI Tweedsmuir Curator, and Mary Clutterbuck of Boxall Women’s Institute explained how the books came about and provided highlights of their colourful contents. Elgin County Archives digitization assistant Krista Taylor provided background on how they have been digitized.
The Keystone Complex filled to capacity for the annual Southwold Remembers Service held each year on the Sunday before Remembrance Day. As he has done for most of the past decade, author Ted Barris spoke at the tribute, this year bringing a talk and visual presentation about his new book, The Great Escape: A Canadian Story.