Morning Coffee – By Aaron Hall

Weekend weather forecast from Friday, July 14, 2017 to Sunday, July 16, 2017

Today – A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 27. Humidex 34. UV index 8 or very high.

Tonight – A few clouds. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 16.

Saturday, July 15 – Mainly sunny. High 27. Humidex 32.

Saturday night – Cloudy periods. Low 19.

Sunday, July 16 – Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 26.

Sunday night – Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 16.

Let’s have a look at what is taking place this weekend in the community:

Kinstock takes place Friday and Saturday

The Dresden Kinstock Music Festival is going ‘country’ this weekend, and it kicks off tonight at Kinsmen Park.

The all-ages event will feature Sarah Smith, Jessica Mitchell, Mandy Jo Project & The Groove Noodles on Friday and the River Town Saints, Eric Ethridge, Buck Twenty, Dirt Country and Jacklyn Wills & Round House on Saturday.

Tickets are $35 for both nights and they are available on line at ticketscene.ca, Dresden Meat Packers, McKellar’s Flowers in Dresden, Dresden Meat & Deli in Wallaceburg, Tony’s One Stop or Strings N Things in Chatham and at Blenheim Chev.

Learn more about the event, here.

Second Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market on Saturday

The second Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market will take place in downtown Wallaceburg on Saturday.

It is scheduled to run on July 15 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with vendors setting up shop in Municipal Parking Lot D (formerly Liquidation World parking lot).

The newly established Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market will feature more than a dozen farmers and vendors selling a wide variety of products, including seasonal fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised poultry and meat, farm-fresh eggs, local honey, and fresh baked breads and other baked goods.

The Market is scheduled to take place once more this summer on September 23, coinciding with the Kinsmen Club’s Pummpkinfest.

The Wallaceburg Farmers’ Market has been organized by a small group of volunteers and the the Downtown Wallaceburg BIA. As the primary sponsor of the initiative, the Downtown Wallaceburg BIA is committed to promoting and supporting events that will enhance the downtown business area, and benefit the community.

In addition to the fresh produce and other quality items available at the market, downtown businesses will also offer exclusive Market Day Specials to encourage market guests to explore and support other local businesses while they’re in the area.

Learn about how the first event went on June 15, here.

Wallyfest in downtown Wallaceburg on Saturday

The Wallaceburg & District Chamber of Commerce will be working in conjunction with local organizations, like the Wallaceburg BIA, to offer Wallaceburg’s second annual WallyFest.

“After a very successful first year, we want to offer an event that not only showcases the many, fabulous, small businesses in this area but also offers the families in our community a fun-filled afternoon right here in Wallaceburg,” stated Tammy Chouinard, marketing and membership coordinator for the Wallaceburg Chamber.

This outdoor event will support many of our members and other downtown merchants as they will be encouraged to open their doors and offer special deals exclusive to this event.

Additionally, the Chamber will have local organizations selling food and beverages and an appearance from the Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services which will provide fire safety tips and truck tours.

The Chamber will be offering a Kid’s Zone which will feature an obstacle course, inflatables, face painting and a variety of carnival games.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mitchell’s Bay Antique Car, Truck, Motorcycle & Tractor Show on Saturday

The 6th Annual Mitchell’s Bay Antique Car, Truck, Motorcycle & Tractor Show will be held on Saturday July 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It will be held at Mitchell’s Bay Park.

Admission is free for spectators.

For more information call 519-436-9846.

Photo of the day

PURE Academy dancer, Shelby Lee Olmsted, is heading to New York City this summer to dance with the world-renowned Radio City Rockette’s dance team.

She has been accepted to their Summer Intensive dance camp starting later this month.

“She is so excited. She would not be doing this, or be the dancer/performer in musicals, and young lady she is, if not for her PURE coaches and family. We appreciate them more than they will ever know,” states Nick Olmstead, Shelby’s father.

Outside of the studio, PURE offers as many opportunities as they can for their students. These include touring with Education Arts Canada, performing for professional groups, and amazing dance conventions across North America. Dance conventions offer intensive, one-of-a-kind classes with the opportunity to earn various scholarships that invite dancers to take part in incredible events across the US and Canada.

Last month, two PURE students, Corson Fraleigh and Jaiden Lyons, took part in National Finals events in Los Angeles and South Carolina from the scholarships they received in Chicago and Dearborn earlier this year. This month, three PURE dancers, Kambri-anne Gowman, Larissa Bedford and Dakota Borland, will set off to Intensive camps and National Finals events on scholarship from conventions completed earlier this year.

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