The Renfrew County District School Board has welcomed Pino Buffone as its new director of education.

Busy year for RCDSB

The Renfrew County District School Board had a busy year in 2017, as its new education director found his footing.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Petawawa Mayor Bob Sweet presents Austin Ingram with a certificate of recognition congratulating the Valour High School student on winning a gold medal in the boys visually impaired 100-metre sprint during the recent 2017 Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Cross-Country Championships held at Petawawa.

Town honours Austin Ingram

PETAWAWA – Town council honoured one of the community's rising athletic stars who already has gold-winning accomplishments on his resume.

Members of the Daoust family - in front, left to right, Nicholas, Rosalie and Brielle, and in back Abby, left, and Zoe, practice their roles in the Christmas production "From Heaven Above," staged by St. John's Lutheran Evangelical Church. The performance will be held on Dec. 17, 2017 starting at 7 p.m., with a Choir Christmas Concert held before at 6:30 p.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church, 357 Miller St. in Pembroke.

"From Heaven Above" plays Dec. 17

Over the past four years, St. John’s Lutheran Church has treated the community to an annual Christmas production to bring meaning to Christmas.

PLK lose at home 6-3 to Ottawa

The Pembroke Lumber Kings struggled while tangling with the Ottawa Junior Senators Sunday night, and the outcome wasn't in Hockeytown's favour.