Stephen Uhler, The Daily Observer


Pembroke’s Francophone Senior Centre needs help, or it could be forced to close its doors. Members of the Centre Lajoie des aine(e)s francophones de Pembroke approached city council seeking $20,000 annually in funds in order to qualify for operating grants.

Francophone centre needs help

Pembroke’s Francophone Senior Centre needs help, or it could be forced to close its doors.

Wendy Hewitt, trustee for the Township of Laurentian Valley and the Township of North Algona Wilberforce, right, was acclaimed the new chairwoman of the Renfrew County District School Board. Joining her was Trustee Susan Humphries, representing Renfrew, Greater Madawaska Township and Horton Township, who was acclaimed the board's vice-chairwoman.

New chair, vice for RCDSB

The Renfrew County District School Board is moving into a new year with a new faces at the wheel.

The Honourable Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation.

County VIPs meet minister about 417

Renfrew County officials are hopeful their message is getting through about the importance of the Highway 417 extension.

Yoga heals the mind and the body.

Yoga festival debuts Canada Day

A new festival in the tradition of Sabstock is making its debut on Canada Day weekend, June 29-July 2, 2017.

The Best Entry from a Business in the 2016 Santa Claus Parade of Lights went to Rhino Werx Renovation and Property Management. In front, Brooke Storing holds the trophy, while standing behind her are, from left to right, Samantha Matteau, Tiffany Henrie, Bailey Matteau and Jacob Matteau.

Pembroke parade winners

Pembroke’s recreation department took the time Thursday to recognize those who continue to make Pembroke's Santa Claus Parade of Lights a bigger, better and brighter event each and every year.

Planning for the ninth annual Community Christmas Dinner in Pembroke is well underway, which will be held Dec. 25 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Miller and Munro Streets. Here, members of the dinner organizing committee stand with major sponsor Scotiabank, which presented $2,000 to the cause. Starting from left to right is volunteer Fred Blackstein, John Becvar, Scotiabank community manager; James Waito, owner of Dreams Catering; Gayle Seegmiller, representing Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church; Heather Sutherland, manager of the Pembroke Business Improvement Area, and Lou Hammill, owner of Giant Tiger.

Getting ready for Christmas Dinner

It is less than a month before Christmas, and organizers are hard at work making sure everything is ready for the ninth annual Community Christmas Dinner in Pembroke.

Rhino Werx Renovations shows their interpretation of A Charlie Brown Christmas during Pembroke's Santa Claus Parade of Lights, which was held Saturday evening.

The magic of Christmas

A bit of light and magic of the holiday season made its way through Pembroke Saturday evening, as the annual Santa Claus Parade of Lights was held.

Here it comes! The annual Cobden Santa Claus Parade makes its way up Main Street Saturday afternoon, led by an OPP escort and the Renfrew Highland Pipes and Drums. The mild weather brought out the crowds, who lined the parade route

Cobden's Santa parade a success

WHITEWATER REGION – The weather outside wasn’t frightful, which drew big crowds to watch Cobden’s annual Santa Claus Parade.

On Saturday, the Salvation Army launched its Christmas Kettle and Angel Tree campaigns at the Pembroke Mall. In the photo for the occasion are, starting from left to right, Lt. Kath Walker, Salvation Army, Santa Jack, Pembroke Mayor Michael LeMay, Bailey Davidson and Kassandra Jurgens. The campaigns help the Salvation Army help others, especially during the holiday season.

Kettle campaign underway

One of the iconic symbols of Christmas charity has returned to help the less fortunate.

PLK edged by Grads 3-2

CUMBERLAND – The Pembroke Lumber Kings lost another one on the road Friday, being edged 3-2 by the Cumberland Grads.