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Friday, November 15, 2019

Theatre

Finding the comedy in the tragedy that is Romeo and Juliet

We already know how this story ends – in tragedy and death for the young couple at its centre – but what often gets...

This musical road trip is anything but a drag

The Australian outback isn’t the only wild part of the decidedly atypical road trip we take with a cast of colourful characters in the...

EDSS drama production heading to regionals

The EDSS drama team put on quite a good show at the Waterloo District National Theatre School Drama Festival – or rather, a pair...

A man out of time has to tie up loose threads

Take a journey through the centuries in Elmira Theatre Company’s production of The Gentleman Clothier, written by famed Canadian playwright Norm Foster. The dramedy centres...

Here there be manic pixie dream girls

As played by Natalie Portman in Zach Braff’s 2004 film Garden State, Sam was not the first manic pixie dream girl to grace the...

Taking liberties, Lloyd Webber musical draws on biblical stories

Given that they’re sporting bright and brilliant costumes, boogie-woogie dance moves, hip thrusts and go-go boots, it’s fair to say that this version of...

Celebrating 200 years of Silent Night

A local Christmas service this year will give some little-known background knowledge about the popular Christmas carol Silent Night, composed 200 years ago. The...

Theatrical production wishes you A Very Leila Christmas

In the 1954 classic White Christmas, Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye dress up as women to help the Haynes sisters out of a jam...

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Hoffer, Donald (Donnie) Lavern

Passed away peacefully at his home in Elmira on Tuesday, November...

Coultes, Kenneth B.

Passed away suddenly at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Monday, November...

Winfield, George Robert

Peacefully passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Freeport Campus...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

Looking for a previous edition of The Observer? Our online archives extend back to 2008.

Maryhill Halloween

This year was the first time that the Maryhill Historical Society was giving out treats at...

A Visible Reminder

Remembrance Day ceremonies were held Nov. 10 at the Elmira cenotaph following a...

Winter weather hits the roads

Two people were sent to the hospital following a three-vehicle collision near 7142...

Snow-clearing crews put to an early test in the townships

Monday brought more than just Remembrance Day, as snow-clearing crews in Woolwich and Wellesley townships were pressed...