Barrie's Nissita Frances makes Top 6 on YTV's The Next Star - Barrie teen Nissita Frances is a Top 6 finalist on YTV's The Next Star.

Barrie's Nissita Frances makes Top 6 on YTV's The Next Star - Barrie teen Nissita Frances is a Top 6 finalist on YTV's The Next Star.

Vinyl revival strikes chord with music lovers - Invite your friends over, pull out a turntable, drop the needle on a vinyl record and you will start to understand the hype, Canadian radio personality Alan Cross says.

Vinyl revival strikes chord with music lovers - Dan Stephens, co-owner of BJ’s Records and Nostalgia, hugs one of his favourite Beatles albums. The Barrie record shop has seen an increase in record sales in the past four years.

Orillia Jazz Festival swings with sweet sounds - The Will Davis Trio entertained customers at Mariposa Market on Sunday, the final day of the 2014 Orillia Jazz Festival.

Orillia Jazz Festival swings with sweet sounds - The Will Davis Trio entertained customers at Mariposa Market on Sunday, the final day of the 2014 Orillia Jazz Festival.

Barrie music school director pioneers own method - Damian Spaulding teaches music in Barrie and Midland.

BARRIE - The director of the Spaulding School of Music knows too well what it’s like to get frustrated with music lessons.

Collingwood woman turns 106 - Gertrude Shell recently celebrated her 106th birthday.

Collingwood woman turns 106 - Gertrude Shell recently celebrated her birthday.

Douglas Gardham - What started out as a few short stories to promote his first book turned into a second novel for Alliston author Douglas Gardham.

ALLISTON - What started out as a few short stories to promote his first book turned into a second novel for Alliston author Douglas Gardham.

Budding filmmakers win top prize at Wasaga Beach short film festival - Matt Tipold (left) and David Redman won the overall prize at the Wasaga Beach Short Film Festival on Saturday night, along with the platinum award for the best regional comedy/drama/action entry, and gold for best regional music video. Ian Adams Photo

Vanier grads take top prize in Wasaga Beach short film fest

Huronia Symphony Orchestra program gives youth orchestra experience in Barrie - Serena Lai, left, and Hanna Fletcher are graduates of the Huronia Symphony Orchestra’s youth program.

Huronia Symphony Orchestra program gives youth orchestra experience in Barrie - Serena Lai, left, and Hanna Fletcher are graduates of the Huronia Symphony Orchestra’s youth program.

Former Alliston resident nominated for Grammy Award - Former Alliston resident Joshua Bartholomew was recently nominated for a Grammy award for his work on the Everything Is Awesome song featured in the Lego Movie.

Canadian-reared songwriter Joshua Bartholomew co-wrote Grammy-nominated "Everything is Awesome" from. - The Canadian Press/Jason Ferber

Tiny Township man wins Academy Award - Andre de Winter shows off the Leica Summilux-C 40-millimetre lens for which he did the mechanical design. His efforts have earned him an Academy Award.

Tiny Township man wins Academy Award - Andre de Winter shows off the Leica Summilux-C lens for which he did the mechanical design. His efforts have earned him an Academy Award.

Actress speaks at Wasaga chamber event - Actress Marilyn Lightstone (right) chats with Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce manager Trudie McCrea, following Lightstone's presentation on the 'power of a voice'. Ian Adams Photo

WASAGA BEACH — Canadian actress Marilyn Lightstone says people are conditioned to constrain their voices.

Exhibition opens Friday at Quest gallery in Midland - Peter Mount, left, branch manager of BrokerLink and sponsor of the upcoming Quest Art School and Gallery exhibition “From Sky to Shore,” chats with artists Halyna Mordowanec-Regenbogen and Sue Miller and Quest curator Jill Price.

MIDLAND – Peter Mount, left, branch manager of BrokerLink and sponsor of the upcoming Quest Art School and Gallery exhibition “From Sky to Shore,” chats with artists Halyna.

New art gallery opens at Barrie City Hall - Photographer Sean George is the first artist to be featured in the new First Floor Gallery at City Hall.

BARRIE - Photographer Sean George looks at everyday things and captures them with the lens of his smartphone camera.

Artists needed for Images Tour in Simcoe North - Artists can sign up now for the 2015 Images Thanksgiving Tour. The self-guided tour welcomes thousands of visitors to the area each October.

Organizers of the Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour are accepting applications from artists and artisans interested in participating in the 2015 event.

Notorious Ontario - Bradford’s Andrew Hind and Maria Da Silva published their 17th book together, Notorious Ontario: Outlaws, Criminals & Gangsters.

Notorious Ontario - Bradford’s Andrew Hind and Maria Da Silva published their book together, Notorious Ontario: Outlaws, Criminals & Gangsters.

Painting by late Midland artist Dennis Milton donated to town - Midland Mayor Gord McKay displays “Sunlit Island” for the rest of council.

MIDLAND – The vibrant oranges, reds and blues of a piece of art by the late Midland Dennis Milton will now grace the corridors of town hall. The Midland artist’s family donated the.

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