Cathy-Hird-ThanksgivingBy Cathy Hird

Cultures in our world vary widely. In one culture, a favorite food is a glob of sticky, pastey white stuff drizzled with brown grease. The same cuture has an article of clothing made from warm material, tight around the neck and chest but it leaves the arms and shoulders bare and cold. Same people have a common first name with two "e's" and two "g's" and an "o" and an "r"; how does one parse a name like that? In the houses of worship, these folks have an ancient instrument of torture displayed right up front. The same folks have a sports game called "football" that uses the hands more than the feet, and rename what most of the world calls "football" as "soccer."

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hoopla-featureOwen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library today announced public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and comics, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital (

Members of the Owen Sound library can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. Join in October for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

"By partnering with hoopla digital, we're able to provide our patrons with 24/7 access to thousands of

Xmas-train-featureThe Community Waterfront Heritage Centre is seeking donations of handmade and preloved Christmas decorations to be sold as a fundraiser aboard the 1953 Dining Car on Owen Sound's west harbour. All proceeds from the sale of the items will support CWHC. Donations in clean, working condition are gratefully accepted at CWHC until November 9, 2015.

Please call 519-371-3333 to arrange drop-off. Pick up may be available.

The Christmas Train event is Saturday November 14, 2015 from 10am to 5 pm and Sunday November 15, 2015 10 am to 4pm. The Dining Car will be decked out in seasonal decor and light refreshments will be served.

hazellynnbreastfeeding-featureFollowing up on a story in the summer about breastfeeding in local businesses, The Hub is pleased to announce that a new Breastfeeding Friendly Business Toolkit is now available to assist business and organizations to support both their customers and employees to continue to breastfeed their children. Breastfeeding is one of the most important starts to healthy infant and child development.

"Embracing breastfeeding friendly businesses helps to support the entire community on the road to wellness; and we all want to be healthy!" says Dr. Hazel Lynn, Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health. "A measure of wellness of a community is reflected in the number of mothers who start and continue breastfeeding."

Launched today by the Grey Bruce Health Unit, the Toolkit If you've ever visited Grey County during the fall, you know we've got something special here.  From blazing colours atop the Niagara Escarpment to warm sunny days topped with crisp fall nights, from bustling farmer's markets to orchards and vineyards tucked away in the Beaver Valley, vibrant galleries in southern Grey and fall harvest menus in the Blue Mountains, fall in Grey County provides a truly epic experience.
This fall, we've been sharing those fall touring opportunities with folks far and wide via a giant Facebook campaign.  Since August 25, we've mailed out 3,100 packages with maps, brochures and information to tourists anxious to experience autumn in Grey County .  At the heart of our campaign is the Ultimate Fall Colour Adventure Contest which will see one lucky winner receive a fabulous fall tour of Grey County, valued at over $3000.  Here are just some of the amazing prizes to be won

teens-featureThe Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library has a great line-up of programs for students in grades 7-12 starting in October.

Get involved and have your say by joining the Library's Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Check out the first meeting of the new school year on Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 pm. TAG members help plan programs, give feedback on the Library's teen collections and contribute ideas on how to better serve youth,  in partnership with the TOM Thompson Art Gallery.

The rest of the October events are below:






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