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Be thankful, newlyweds, that this is no longer a thing <b>(4 photos)</b>

Be thankful, newlyweds, that this is no longer a thing (4 photos)

How the raucous practice of charivari came to an end in the region, outlined in this edition of Remember This
Recorded music arrives in Barrie

Recorded music arrives in Barrie

The invention of the phonograph did not excite music lovers much in those early years. Its intended purpose was far more mundane
Early Bird Diner: A ghost story

Early Bird Diner: A ghost story

Bubbly hot fryers and other inexplicable events as described by Dolores are the subject of this week's Remember This
Soldier apparition comes calling at downtown restaurant

Soldier apparition comes calling at downtown restaurant

More than one past employee of the McDonald’s on Dunlop Street has seen this uniformed visitor late at night
The Scots and Irish distributed their Halloween traditions

The Scots and Irish distributed their Halloween traditions

Hijinx and tomfoolery have long been time-honoured activities at the end of October, as newspaper accounts attest
The evolution of Thanksgiving in Barrie

The evolution of Thanksgiving in Barrie

When men couldn't find a bird in the woods to put on the table for Thanksgiving, they often turned to Dunlop Street shops
Lessons learned from collegiate institute's construction... and destruction <b>(4 photos)</b>

Lessons learned from collegiate institute's construction... and destruction (4 photos)

In this week's Remember This, the much-debated collegiate institute on Blake Street, both new parts and old, all burned in a tremendous three-hour fire
When east meets west <b>(4 photos)</b>

When east meets west (4 photos)

Despite being less than welcome, Chinese immigrants settled in Barrie and many thrived, opening cafes in their new country in this week's Remember This
The Sanford Affair, Part Two (4 photos)

The Sanford Affair, Part Two (4 photos)

Sidney Sanford’s banking, business experience served him well, but his acting expertise may have been his best asset in this week's Remember This
The Sanford Affair, Part One (4 photos)

The Sanford Affair, Part One (4 photos)

Sidney James Sanford was known for many things: Thespian Club, political associations, Masonic activities, and the building of the Grand Opera House on Collier Street. But then he vanished in this week's Remember This