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REMEMBER THIS: Barrie had an appetite for 'old time tales'

REMEMBER THIS: Barrie had an appetite for 'old time tales'

Fred Grant never retired from storytelling or memorabilia collecting
REMEMBER THIS: A story about Barrie's storyteller

REMEMBER THIS: A story about Barrie's storyteller

Not satisfied to tell his tales in mere factual form, Fred Grant liberally peppered them with true and fascinating anecdotes
REMEMBER THIS: When swimming lessons came to Kempenfelt Bay

REMEMBER THIS: When swimming lessons came to Kempenfelt Bay

There was a time when swimming instruction was not only unavailable, but frowned upon by some
REMEMBER THIS: Roxy Beaudro's Barrie ties — Part 2

REMEMBER THIS: Roxy Beaudro's Barrie ties — Part 2

Colder weather made all the difference for the Kenora Thistles as rock-hard ice allowed Roxy Beaudro and his teammates to skate full speed
REMEMBER THIS: Roxy Beaudro's Barrie ties — Part 1

REMEMBER THIS: Roxy Beaudro's Barrie ties — Part 1

Beaudro wasn't even 12 when he and his speedy buddies stunned senior hockey team with upset
REMEMBER THIS: County no stranger to tough customers — Part 2

REMEMBER THIS: County no stranger to tough customers — Part 2

Staley family had knack for ending up in the slammer
REMEMBER THIS: County no stranger to tough customers — Part 1

REMEMBER THIS: County no stranger to tough customers — Part 1

From Fulljames to Staley to McDuff, these Simcoe County families were known for their quick wicks, hot heads and fast fists
REMEMBER THIS: A history of Victoria Day

REMEMBER THIS: A history of Victoria Day

Although first holiday was a day of rain and disappointment, celebration was remembered over the years for patriotic demonstrations, odd-soundings games, traffic jams and problematic beach goers
REMEMBER THIS: When Lightfoot was underestimated

REMEMBER THIS: When Lightfoot was underestimated

Before Lightfoot became a musical icon, charging $60 to perform was 'far too expensive' for local business
REMEMBER THIS: The tragedy of Martin Moore, Part 2

REMEMBER THIS: The tragedy of Martin Moore, Part 2

When Martin Moore, longtime tradesman and well-respected Barrie businessman, reached his later years, some form of dementia began to take hold