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Hundreds came out for the Terry Fox Run in Bradford, on Sunday September 17, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

The spirit of Terry Fox lives on in Bradford

Hundreds turned out for the 37th annual Terry Fox Run in Bradford on Sunday – including mascots Sonic the South Simcoe Basketball Cub hedgehog, Gwilly the Carrot, and cancer spokes-horse Jimmy the Clydesdale.

From left, BWG & District Community Foundation members Gary Baynes, Bob Evans, Hernan Burgos, with donor Doug Osborne - presenting a cheque to Jim Keenan for the Bradford Arts Centre, as BWG Deputy Mayor James Leduc and Bill Jermyn, Bradford Fine Artists treasurer, look on, at the Centre in Bradford. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Generous gift to the Arts Community

The Bradford Arts Centre received a huge boost, from local philanthropist Doug Osborne and the Bradford West Gwillimbury & District Community Foundation.Osborne, a regular supporter of school scholarships, Global Giving and local charities, made a $15,000 contribution to the Centre, through the Community Foundation.

From right, BWG Mayor Rob Keffer congratulates partners Chico Pinto, Gabe Pinto, and Joe Pinto, on the 35th Anniversary of Chico's Collision Centre in Bradford, September 7, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Chico's Collision celebrates 35 years

It takes more than just hard work to thrive in the competitive automotive repair industry for 35 years. It also takes innovation, vision and dedication to customer service and quality.

Springh Farms with fresh fruit from Niagara - including grapes, nectarines, strawberries and baskets of peaches, at the Bradford Farmers' Market Peach Festival on August 26, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

From peaches to buttertarts, at the Farmers Market

Peaches, ripe and bursting with flavour, brought in fresh from the orchards of Niagara.... Saturday, August 26 was Peach Festival at the Bradford Farmers’ Market’s, a celebration of the juicy, flavourful summer fruit in all of its forms.

Jimmy the Clydesdale and Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning Centre representatives, at last year's Terry Fox Run in Bradford. Jimmy, cancer "spokes-horse" will be back this year. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Ready for the Terry Fox Run

This year marks the 36th anniversary of the Terry Fox Run, and once again Bradford organizers will be hosting the run at the parkette beside the Bradford West Gwillimbury Library, 425 Holland St. W., this Sunday, September 17, with the goal of raising $1 for every resident of the municipality.

The Santorelli Family, at King Christian School's Ice Cream Social on Wednesday August 30, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Ice Cream Social at King Christian School

King Christian School has a long-standing back-to-school tradition: an Ice Cream Social that invites families to drop by to reconnect with teachers and staff, pick up school clothing and information packages, and enjoy free watermelon and ice cream sundaes, just before the start of the new school year.

From left, Councillors Gary Baynes, Raj Sandhu and Peter Ferragine watch as Mayor Rob Keffer paints a yellow fish on the curb, at Carrotfest in Bradford, Ont. on Saturday August 19, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Yellow Fish symbols serve as a reminder

It's a simple concept: paint a yellow fish on the curb above the storm sewer gratings on every road, as a reminder to residents that drains are not dumps. That anything poured into the storm sewers will eventually end up in our rivers or lakes. That harmful materials dumped down the drain will harm fish and other aquatic organisms.

Nine year old Rhyen watches as her brother Ben makes the first line, under the guidance of Rocco Cavallo of Cavros Hair Studio, as dad Rob shaves off his 'yeard' in Bradford, Ont. on Friday September 1, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Goodbye to the 'yeard'!

Rob Schlosser has been growing his beard for nearly a year – making it a “yeard” - on a workplace bet, at Bradford Array.