James Hoover and Reg Johnston of the Historical Construction Equipment Association look over a recently acquired 1920s Harmer-Knowles tow truck which will make its debut at Saturday’s Last Blast Fall Steam-Up event taking place at the Simcoe County Museum. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Last Blast

The Last Blast Fall Steam-Up event takes place Saturday at the Simcoe County Museum.

Pumpkin Fest!

BRADFORD — The town of Bradford West Gwillimbury is hosting its first-ever Pumpkin Fest this Saturday, at a venue that will be open to the public for the very first time.

Activities for all ages are planned at the Library this fall. Here, Strongman Romeo, 7, at the Free Family Saturday Carnival, on September 23. Coming up this weekend: the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Activities at the Library...Book Sale this weekend

The BWG Public Library & Cultural Centre hosted a Children's Jewellery-Making Workshop last Saturday, thanks to a generous donation from the family of the late Judith Mercier. The family sold a collection of Mercier's jewellery at the BWG Studio Art Tour, and donated the $800 raised to the library, to support the free workshop – where kids learned

Tom Petty performs during the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year, honouring Tom Petty, in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2017. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Tom Petty's death confirmed

Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as “Free Fallin,’ ”Refugee“ and ”American Girl,“ has died. He was 66.