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Six local gifts for $60 or less

You better not pout, we’ve got your local-made, handcrafted, stocking stuffers covered.
1Stollen, Gingerbread Haus Bakery Fruitcake is a bit of a punchline. But this sweet, cakey fruit bread is no joke.

Eldon Turner serves turkey dinner, and good company

The Sackville cook ensures no one dines alone with his free Christmas dinner aimed at curbing holiday isolation.
Eldon Turner grew up in Happy Adventure, Newfoundland, a small village where everyone was poor, but nobody went without.

With a voice as big as the sea

How singing for the sake of singing became a holiday tradition that’s kept Maria Bartholomew’s family carolling for neighbours and strangers for 35 years.
There aren't many instances where welcoming a group of 12 strangers into your living room—wet boots and all—makes sense.

The big heart behind Santas for Seniors

How loss inspired Robyn Carruthers start-up initiative that’s grown to bring holiday gifts to 400 seniors.
After Robyn Carruthers' grandmother died in 2006, she missed the joy of surprising her with Christmas gifts.

Nancy Frank’s quiet acts of kindness

Itty bitty tokens of appreciation are her silent way of saying—I see you.
Nancy Frank feels the most comfortable in the background.

DeRico Symonds takes responsibility

The founder of The Give BACK fundraiser has been buying and delivering holiday groceries for folks and families who need them for the last three years.
Dinner is best eaten shared and DeRico Symonds is doing his part to ensure that every family has that chance during the Christmas season.

The generous spirit of Winnie Bowden

The life-long northender carries on her best friend’s legacy by bringing her neighbours together for songs, snacks and camaraderie.
Winifred Bowden is 91 years old.

Feel the spirit with the Holiday Planner

Warm your heart with the stories of six humble holiday heroes and fill your schedule with all of the season's parties, craft shows and concerts.

50+ holiday evenings to unwrap

Put your advent calendar aside for a sec and zone in on your social calendar.
Thusday, December 5

In Print This Week

Vol 27, No 43
March 19, 2020

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