Doug Conley, chair of the VCARS of Barrie & Area Board addresses the Bradford West Gwillimbury-Innisfil Police Services Board and South Simcoe Police, on Monday, December 15, 2014, asking for support. In background, from left, South Simcoe Police Chief Rick Beazley, Inspector Tom McDonald, and Marie McCallum, Executive Director of VCARS Barrie & Area. MIRIAM KING/SUNMEDIA

VCARS asks for municipal support

Doug Conley, Chair of the Barrie & Area VCARS (Victim Crisis Assistance & Referral Service) and Marie McCallum, Executive Director of VCARS, were invi

Home room representatives at Bradford District High School with donations for the Adopt-A-Family Program, through the Helping Hand Food Bank. This year, students and the school community collected a whopping $11,000 in donations. SUBMITTED

BDHS students Adopt-A-Family

Bradford District High School held our most successful Adopt-A-Family to date. We worked with the Food Bank to identify families that needed help this

From left, Chris Bateman, IODE Canada, presents Christmas gifts for residents of Bradford Valley Long Term Care Centre to Residents' Council president Brenda Laur, as IODE West Gwillimbury Chapter members Mary Saint, Pat Winnacott and Lynn Woods bear gifts, Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Bradford facility. MIRIAM KING/SUNMEDIA

An IODE Christmas tradition

IODE stood for “Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire” when the organization was established in 1900 by Margaret Polson Murray, to promote pat

Plumbing Inspector Andrew Quattrociocchi presents Anne Silvey, president of the Helping Hand Food Bank, with bags of food and a $60 cash donation, from the York-Simcoe branch of the Ontario Plumbing Inspectors' Association, Wednesday, December 10, 2014. MIRIAM KING/SUNMEDIA

'Giving back' to the community

The York Simcoe Branch of the Ontario Plumbing Inspectors’ Association meets weekly in Bradford. As a thank-you to the Town for hosting the meetings,

Participate in this year's Christmas Bird Count, with the York-Simcoe Naturalists' Club - and keep track of visitors to your bird feeder. In photo, a Blue Jay. SUBMITTED.

Birds for Christmas

Having made Bradford our “habitat” for 30 years, my family has seen many changes in our Town, as I’m sure most of us have.

Students of Suzanne Grondin performed a Winter Recital at St. John's Presbyterian Church in Bradford on Saturday, December 6, 2014, to raise money for Joey Mazzucco's Fedora Foundation. EILISH & SINEAD HAMILTON BROWNE/SUBMITTED

A little Winter Music

Suzanne Grondin and her students held their annual Winter Recital and Benefit Concert, at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Bradford, December 6. This