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August 21

1. The RibFest finished yesterday

RibFest 2017

2. YMCA Decision. The Town has now issued a Press Release and full report on the investigation of a possible merger between the YMCA and the CCC.  Full background details are given plus the reasoning for the decision. There is also a compromise proposal made. The details have now been tabled - not announced. More here.


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One of the best known thrift shops in Cobourg – Beyond the Blue Box – celebrated its 25th anniversary today with a concert and free food in Victoria Park.  Four bands were scheduled and it opened with the usual ceremony – Town Cryer Mandy Robinson, MPP Lou Rinaldi and Jamie Simmons (for MP Kim Rudd); there were no members of Council at the opening.  Beyond the Blue Box is unique because it employs members of the community with developmental needs as well as helping recycle a wide range of goods.  But the four others are run by volunteers and support local charities.  All speakers made a point of thanking the volunteers – without them, these charity shops would not exist.

Beyond the Blue Box Celebration

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Cobourg’s Charity Thrift Shops

beyond blue box

Beyond the Blue Box – 2 stores – the original plus a boutique that sells more upscale merchandise.
14 Covert St
Provides employment opportunities for members of the community with developmental needs and occasionally supports various local charities.

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Horizons of Friendship

Horizons of Friendship
50 Covert St
Proceeds go to help poor in Central America and Mexico

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humane society

Northumberland Humane Society
46 Covert St
Proceeds go to support the Northumberland Humane Society who operate the animal shelter.

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Petticoat Lane

Petticoat Lane
25 Munroe St
Run by Hospital volunteers – all proceeds go to Northumberland Hills Hospital.  Since 2003, they have raised more than $1million for the hospital.

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Mission Thrift

Mission Thrift Shop (Was originally called Bibles for Missions)
975 Elgin St.
Proceeds provide bibles to third world countries.

More about them here.

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