Covering the East Kawarthas


Friday, July 31, 2015



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Fun at the Fair

160th Annual Lakefield Fair takes place

New look!

by rosie townshend-carter

Queen Street in downtown Lakefield will be closed to traffic and open only to those avid shoppers on August 8 for the 10th Annual Lakefield Sidewalk Sale hosted by your own Lakefield Herald and the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.

Queen Street will be closed between Bridge and Reid Street.

The street will be filled with local vendors such as IDA, Home Hardware, Sunblockers and Trinkets and Treasures.  Look in next week's issue for a full list of vendors.



Queen Street open to shoppers at the 2014 Lakefield Sidewalk Sale


A little piece of Newfoundland history has made its way into the waters of Lakefield thanks to the work of Alan and Jane Stewart.

The Newfoundland Skiff that floats proudly outside the couples Lakefield home was built on a tiny island called Change Islands just off Fogo Island in Newfoundland. Home to just over 300, the couple met boat builder and fisherman Jim Edwards through their friend Pete Decker.

“We were going to the Fogo Island Inn and our friends of the inn there, we became friends with some people, as you do when you travel, and in the course of a couple of excursions in their boat which is very similar to this we decided it sure would be nice to have one and they said we can arrange that” said Alan Stewart.



As a result of the City of Peterborough passing a policy that has removed “prime time ice” for adult use. The P.G.H.A. was informed of the city’s policy and in order to conform has had to remove their Senior Ladies Division. Thus leaving 130 + players, ranging in age 18 and over without a place to play hockey.

The ladies have rallied, thanks to the hard work of a few members led by Terri Crough and are starting up a Senor Ladies League in Lakefield. The new league known as The Lakefield Ladies Hockey Association will be playing in Lakefield on Sunday evenings from 6 - 10 p.m. The league hopes to ice 8 teams in two divisions, recreational, for those players new to the game or returning after several years of not playing and a Competitive Division for players who have been playing the game for years and want the edge without having to join a travelling team.


Bird's Eye View by Anne Peyton

Alan Stewart sits proudly in his Newfoundland Skiff

The first ever induction ceremony for the newly established Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame is being held at Lang Pioneer Village on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 at 2 p.m. The purpose of the Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame is to recognize those who have made an outstanding contribution to the agricultural industry. Five outstanding leaders will be inducted who have excelled in the agriculture/agri-food industry, who span from 1840 and continue to the present. Inductees are: G. A. Brethen, David Fife, James Gifford, Joe Sullivan and Ron Warner.




There is no doubt the Liberal Party is taking part in the Peterborough by-election called just weeks ago to replace former Conservative MP Deal Del Mastro.  Liberal Candidate Maryam Monsef has been hosting a series of round table discussions in order to develop a Peterborough specific platform for the upcoming federal election.  Over the past week the guest list for these round table talks included local stakeholders along with a parade of liberal party celebrities including Marc Garneau, Ralph Goodale and most recently Adam Vaughan.



Deputy Liberal Leader Ralph Goodale attended a round table discussion on rural living in Lakefield on Friday.

Pictured above are Ralph, Kim Rudd, Maryam Monsef and Jeff Leal

Emily Mann gets pushed up onto the concrete barrier at the Demolition Derby last Sunday

For more pictures of the 160th Lakefield Agricultural Fair click HERE