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British Home Child exhibition at the BWG Public library in Bradford, Ont. on Monday May 15, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Recognizing British Home Children

Lori Oschefski, advocate and descendant, has brought a special British Home Child exhibit to the BWG Public Library, featuring the BHCARA (British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association) 2016 Memory Quilt, and a collection of artifacts.

Bradford Family Dentistry, 76 Holland St. West, will be offering free basic dental services on Friday, May 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., as part of Dentistry from the Heart.

Dentistry from the Heart, where smiles are free

Bradford Family Dentistry has heart – and to prove it, is holding its 7th annual 'Dentistry from the Heart' event on Friday, May 26. From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dr. Jesse Chai and his team of volunteers – including dentists, hygienists, and members of the community - will be offering free basic dental services, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Carrying the statue of Our Lady of Fatima in procession, at Holy Martyrs of Japan Catholic Church in Bradford, Ont. on Sunday May 14, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady of Fatima to three shepherd children from the Portuguese village of Fatima. The three, Lucia Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, reported seeing the Virgin Mary in six visions, between May 13 and October 13, 1917. The final vision attracted up to 100,000 people to C

The G25 Designs team from St. Teresa of Calcutta school, at the South Simcoe Entrepreneurial Adventure Showcase in Innisfil, May 9, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Young entrepreneurs make art pay

There were 34 schools in Simcoe County participating in the Learning Partnership’s Entrepreneurial Adventure, a competition for students in grades 1 through 11 – including St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School in Bradford.

BWG Mayor Rob Keffer hands out ribbons to Katarina, 9, and Luka, 5, who bike to school each day at St. Angela Merici School in Bradford, on May 10, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

More Walkin' and Wheelin'

Last week's Walk 'N Wheel Wednesday was a success, said Active Transportation Committee Chair, Councillor Gary Baynes. On May 10, eight Bradford West Gwillimbury elementary schools participated, asking students to walk, cycle, or use any other human-powered transportation to get to school – instead of being driven by parents.

Runners, in the 3K Run for Bradford (BWG) on Saturday May 13, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Community Run for Bradford

The 7th Annual Run for Bradford (BWG), organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at, took place May 13, starting and finishing in the parkette between the Bradford Library and the Leisure Centre.

Participants in the 2nd annual Walk for MOBYSS, the Mobile Youth mental health clinic. The Walk, sponsored by the Bradford Lions, took place in Bradford on May 7, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Walking for Mobyss

It was a small but brave group of walkers who participated in the 2nd annual Bradford Lions' Walk for MOBYSS, the Canadian Mental Health Association's mobile youth walk-in clinic.

MPP Julia Munro, BWG Mayor Rob Keffer and members of Council, members of the Bradford Board of Trade join franchisees Manish and Paresh at the Grand Opening of Gino's Pizza in Bradford, May 5, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Grand Opening at Gino's Pizza

Gino's Pizza, located at 412 Holland St. West (in the Shell gas station building), celebrated its Grand Opening, May 4-6, with special deals – and a ribbon cutting.