More P.A. Days!

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yellow & blue logoHuronia Museum’s next day camps will be Friday, November 14, 2014 AND Friday, November 21, 2014.  November 14 is SCDSB and November 21 is SMCDSB.

 We will play games, do crafts and get outside to play, weather permitting.

 The camp runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm with pick-up any time after 4:00pm.  The cost for camp is $22 per child, per day.

 For more information please visit our call us at 705-526-2844 or go to our Day Camp page to download the P.A. Day Registration form.


Space is limited for this camp so pre-registration is required.


Artists Takover Huronia Museum! – November 22, 2014

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On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, Huronia Museum will be taken over by artists!  We’ve got crafters, sculptors, painters, bakers and much, much more.  They will be set up all around the museum, so take the opportunity to check out our new exhibits while you shop.  Oh, and admission is FREE!

So come check it out!

IN THE NEWS – 60 Years ago this week in North Simcoe

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November 4th to 10th 1954

Dial operation, start building new dial exchange by spring   

H.A. Kilroy, Bell Telephone manager, announced this week that a new dial telephone system will be in place by the summer of 1956. “The extremely rapid and continuing growth of the Midland area is the reason for this decision”. Since the war telephone facilities have been expanded again and again until the present building cannot be expanded any further. In 1945 there were 1,250 telephones in service and now there are 2,750. Land was purchased several years ago at the south west corner of Hugel and Midland Avenues. All telephone sets will have to be converted to dial and co-ordinated so that all Midland phones can be switched to dial in a matter of seconds on the day. There will be a reduction in the number of female operators but many will be retained to provide long distance and information assistance.

Philibert Beaudoin narrowly escaped death Saturday morning when his clothes became entangled in the hay baler he was operating on the farm of Joseph Laurin.

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Rev. G.R. Stanley (left) is inducted as the new rector of St. Mark’s parish, Midland by Rt. Rev. A.R. Beverley, Bishop of Toronto. At the right is Archbishop R.J. Renison a long time friend of Rev. Stanley’s.

Major conflagration Devours Century Old Rural Store, Loss over $50,000.  Fire destroys the large country store and post office of Lloyd Dunlop in Moonstone.


Globe Restaurant, 194 Elizabeth St. “Maryland Style Fried Chicken”  $1.00
Tessier Planing Mill – Building Supplies- Phone 527 Penetang
Nap Beauchamp Construction Co. –  General Contractors – Industrial, Commercial, Institutional
Blondin Sales & Service – Electric Blanket double size $47.50 – - Robert St. Penetang   Walter Woods Shoes  – now open 277 King St. Phone 51 – Visit our modern and up to date store
Graham Swales Clothes for Men – Midland – Collingwood – Toronto

(It is interesting that the full spelling of Penetanguishene is never used in the newspapers of the time, no doubt to save space)

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Charles White, Midland insurance agent, drove out to the Boy Scout Camp on the Sturgeon River to check on damage caused by Hurricane Hazel and took his fishing rod with him. The result an eight pound rainbow trout caught on a dew worm after a 20 minute battle.

Tiny Township Council agrees to pay Mrs. E. Foster $400.00 for a piece of her property to allow the continuation of Hugel Ave through to Hwy 27.

Canada Savings Bonds, ninth series, paying 3 1/2%.

At the Roxy –  Alec Guinness in “Father Brown goes to Town”

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Canadian Name Plate (Decor Metal Products) factory on the eastern waterfront nears completion, will employ 200 local people.

IN THE NEWS – Midland 60 years ago this week. November 1954

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2006 0020 0869YMCA annual fundraising campaign starts Monday, goal $8,000.00. Phiat Club members, formerly the High-Y Grads Club plan their part of the drive. L to R, Grace Edgar, Helen Laidlaw,  Mrs. Ross Thompson (Doreen), Mary Arbour, Elaine Gerow and Eleanor Chornoboy

First snowfall of the season greeted Midlanders on Monday morning.

More than $1,000.00 has been contributed by North Simcoe residents to the Hurricane Hazel relief fund.

Midland pair sentenced in Barrie court for their part in an attempted robbery at the Hitching Post Restaurant in Wasaga Beach. The third member of the gang was shot by the proprietor and was found dead on his Fitton Street kitchen floor by Midland Police.

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Growing Midland Industry – Fuel oil delivery tank built for standard truck bodies by W.E. Daniels Welding Service. A 1,500 gallon tank with 150 feet of self winding hose.

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Canadian first for Midland Industries Limited – believed to be the first and longest piece of six inch polyester pipe ever extruded in Canada is readied for delivery to the new Canadian Name Plate Co. Ltd. plant being constructed on the waterfront. 200 foot section only weighs 450 pounds, one-ninth the weight of steel pipe and will be delivered on dollies drawn by a light truck.

At the Midland & Penetang Dominion Stores, Richmello bread is .15 cents, prime rib roast is .49 cents/pd, Florida oranges are 2 dozen for .45 cents. Also advertising  for “Ungraded Eggs Wanted” we pay highest market prices for ungraded eggs.

Circle B Dance Pavilion on the Midland Penetang Road (now Vinden St.) advertising dancing every Friday and Saturday night featuring Beauchamp’s  Orchestra, admission 50 cents.

J.M. Wallace & Sons selling Blue Coal, phone 88.

Playing at the Pen Theatre, “Francis Covers the Big Town” with Donald O`Connor, Yvette Dugay, Gene Lockhart and Francis the talking mule.

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