Barrie salon helps David Busby clients - Irma Young, owner of Irma’s Salon, helps keep Annet Bernier, a client at the David Busby Street Centre, groomed.

Barrie salon helps David Busby clients - Irma Young, owner of Irma’s Salon, helps keep Annet Bernier, a client at the David Busby Street Centre, groomed.

Georgian College cooks up support for David Busby Centre in Barrie - Marisol Madris, a first year student in the program, served up a beet salad.

Georgian College cooks up support for David Busby Centre in Barrie - Marisol Madris, a first year student in the program, served up a beet salad.

Helping out in Barrie - The familiar Salvation Army kettles are out at locations across the city.

Helping out in Barrie - The familiar Salvation Army kettles are out at locations across the city.

Gryphon Guild opens theatre doors in Barrie - Gryphon Guild president Marilyn Harris says the guild reinvented itself into a service club that offers a good seat for some of the best on-stage shows in the area, as well as a chance to be a part of a team and raise funds for arts and charitable causes. To find out more about ushering in a new social circle, email Harris at gryphonguild@rogers.com.

BARRIE - Helping you find your way to your seat in Barrie’s theatres is the Gryphon Guild, a service club that gets opens doors for volunteers to fun and community service.

Barrie students exploring great outdoors at Forest School - Aidan Robertson checks out a rock he found while looking through the forest near Discovery Child Care Centre. The centre has started a forest school, which takes kids into nature three times a week, rain or shine.

BARRIE - With his splash pants tucked into his rubber boots, Aidan Robertson couldn’t wait to check out the leaves, sticks and rocks of the Trillium Woods.

Barrie duo raises $11K for MS Society - Tony Makrostergios heads to the finishing line of the MS Bike ride in July. He is one of two Barrie men invited to a celebratory dinner for raising more than $5,000.

BARRIE - Tony Makrostergios is getting a free meal tomorrow to say thanks for his fundraising for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

Vigil in Barrie for families left behind after drug, alcohol deaths - Anne Marie Ireland will remember her sister at a vigil today.

Vigil in Barrie for families left behind after drug, alcohol deaths - Anne Marie Ireland will remember her sister at a vigil today.

Near miss - Deborah Johnson has learned a lesson through her crystal ball — a safety lesson.

Near miss - Deborah Johnson has learned a lesson through her crystal ball — a safety lesson.

Barrie Women and Children's Shelter gets kitchen reno - Soren Madsen, from Yafe, was busy replacing the old cabinets.

Barrie Women and Children's Shelter gets kitchen reno - Soren Madsen, from Yafe, was busy replacing the old cabinets.

Shop til' you drop in Barrie - Shoppers will be out in full force today looking for Boxing Day deals and discounts.

Shop til' you drop in Barrie - Shoppers will be out in full force today looking for Boxing Day deals and discounts.

Seasonal sendoff in Barrie - Staff at Barrie City Hall celebrated Christmas by singing carols one last time with Noel Banavage.

Seasonal sendoff in Barrie - Staff at Barrie City Hall celebrated Christmas by singing carols one last time with Noel Banavage.

Barrie police give to Barrie Food Bank - Members of The Barrie Police force dropped off 1,280 pounds of food to help the Barrie Food Bank meet their Christmas drive food goal.

Barrie police give to Barrie Food Bank - Members of The Barrie Police force dropped off pounds of food to help the Barrie Food Bank meet their Christmas drive food goal.

Barrie shelter’s Secret Santa makes clients feel special - Women and Children’s Shelter administrative assistant Kaity Fotherby and development manager Lisa Spinks-Smith unload an array of gifts an anonymous donor left for the women who will be spending Christmas in the shelter.

BARRIE - The anonymous Women and Children’s Shelter donor not only shops locally for good deals on presents, but he enlists Christmas Cheer gift wrappers to keep the giving going.

Celebrating lives lived in Barrie - Sharon Bowden, one of the volunteers at Hospice Simcoe, puts one of the angels on the tree.

Celebrating lives lived in Barrie - Sharon Bowden, one of the volunteers at Hospice Simcoe, puts one of the angels on the tree.

Barrie's Green Reads expand to GO stations - Green Reads owner Dana Clarke is doing a second pilot project in Barrie for her used book vending machines.

Barrie's Green Reads expand to GO stations - Green Reads owner Dana Clarke is doing a second pilot project in Barrie for her used book vending machines.

Grants fuel efforts to get more Barrie kids walking to school - Wendy Loevenmark enjoys walking her daughter Miranda Hawthorne, 6, to school.

Grants fuel efforts to get more Barrie kids walking to school - Wendy Loevenmark enjoys walking her daughter Miranda Hawthorne, to school.

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