247 Fitness opens second location 

"247 Fitness opens second location "

Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   WESTPORT – What started as a friendly gesture to share workout space amongst friends in Athens has now led to another self-serve gym in Westport.   The company 247 Fitness, a gym where members have all-hours access, has just opened in the new Harvest Creek […]

First Counties-wide Business Retention + Expansion Program launches

"First Counties-wide Business Retention + Expansion Program launches"

Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office  The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville have launched the largest multi-level Business Retention + Expansion program the region has seen. The Counties and the communities of Augusta, Merrickville-Wolford and Rideau Lakes have partnered in a project that will see staff and volunteers directly connect […]

Plant the Seeds for Success One-day Summit

"Plant the Seeds for Success One-day Summit"

KEMPTVILLE – The North Grenville Rural Summit is for those interested in starting or growing an agricultural business.   The event is an opportunity to learn, share and network with local farmers, business owners and related industry professionals. There will be workshops, a moderated panel discussion and a catered local foods lunch. You’ll walk away […]

Second chances happen-with a little help

"Second chances happen-with a little help"

  By Joseph Morin Upper Canada Business News April is officially BEaDONOR Month in Ottawa. Ottawa City Councillor George Darouze, who represents the Osgoode Ward, kicked off BEaDONOR month with a small get together at the Metcalfe Client Services office in Metcalfe on Tuesday, April 3. The group was made up of several heart, lung […]

Palko Jewellery Design preserves heritage pieces, creates new legacies 

"Palko Jewellery Design preserves heritage pieces, creates new legacies "

Story and Photos courtesy of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office   BROCKVILLE – Whether it is the creation of a stunning new custom ring or restructuring an heirloom, jewellery design is a passion for Carol and Chris Palko.   The couple established Palko Jewellery Design 22 years ago and today they have a 700-plus client list […]

Pressure from police chief, MPP brings court house video closer 

"Pressure from police chief, MPP brings court house video closer "

(QUEEN’S PARK) – Four months after he first raised the issue in Question Period, Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark welcomed a signal the province is ready to press fast forward on installing video technology at the Brockville Court House. “I’m pleased the government finally recognizes the ability to hold remand hearings by video is important for […]

Kindergarteners make muffins for HOL food bank The kindergarten students at Heritage Community Christian School in Addison have been busy baking up a storm for the House of Lazarus (HOL) food bank. Kaitlyn Whitney (right), kindergarten teacher at Heritage, delivered a donation of individually bagged chocolate chip oatmeal muffins on March 22. The students even […]

Christ Church United outreach committee hosts Dinner on the House

"Christ Church United outreach committee hosts Dinner on the House"

  The Christ Church United outreach committee in Chesterville hosted Dinner on the House on March 8. Dinner on the House is a free weekly community meal – open to everyone and anyone – run by the House of Lazarus (HOL) in Mountain. Dinner on the House is held every Thursday from 4 to 7 […]

Clark supports Habitat’s plan to expand home ownership

"Clark supports Habitat’s plan to expand home ownership"

Clark supports Habitat’s plan to expand home ownership   (QUEEN’S PARK) – Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark has asked the Minister of Housing if he will support a proposal by Habitat for Humanity Ontario to make the dream of home ownership a reality for more families.   Clark tabled an Order Paper Question on the issue […]

Horse print auction brings in $350 for HOL

"Horse print auction brings in $350 for HOL"

The inaugural online auction hosted by the House of Lazarus (HOL) in Mountain has netted the organization $350.00! The auction, which featured a beautiful horse print donated by Sandy Sharkey, ran from Feb. 23 to March 9. Renee Young (left) was the highest bidder and took home the print on March 12. Young is pictured […]