Sale of all or part of Cooper site included in Riversedge proposal

Sale of all or part of the 17-acre Cooper site is included in a proposal put forward by Riversedge Developments, Ron Shaw, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Stratford, said in a press release dated January 21.

“As the proposal includes a proposed sale of all or part of the property, it will be considered by City Council at an in-camera session,” he said. This was consistent with Part VI of the Municipal Act of 2001. The City of Stratford is not committed to support of the proposal.

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Anne Frank exhibit comes to Stratford

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank.

The Stratford Festival and Stratford Perth Museum joined forces to beat out as many as 16 other Canadian cultural centres for an exhibit direct from Anne Frank House in Amsterdam that will be mounted at the museum from June 6 to October 12.

The exhibit titled Anne Frank — A History for Today — will explore the impact of historic events on personal lives. it will also examine the relationship between Canada and Holland during World War II. (The exhibit coincides with Festival performances of the Diary of Anne Frank running at the Avon Theatre from April 22 to October 10.)

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Question of the week…

Winston Churchill once wrote: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Would you like to help out as a volunteer for our Pioneer Day Program, activities at the Fryfogel Tavern or the Fryfogel Arboretum in 2015? Let us know how you might help by clicking on the headline to access the comment box. We’ll look forward to hearing from you.

“Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.” — Anon.


Sandra Gaye Lusk (September 1, 1951 – January 4, 2015)

The Stratford Perth Heritage Foundation wishes to extend heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Sandra Gaye Lusk, who passed away in Mitchell on January 4.

Born September 1, 1951, daughter of Kenneth and Elizabeth Hesse (née Fryfogel), Sandra leaves her husband, Rob, three daughters, Katie, Aleisha and Robyn, her sister, Susan, bother, Steve, along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents.

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Question of the week…

Riversedge Development Company will present Stratford City Council with a proposal to redevelop the Cooper site on January 20. The Grand Trunk Railway Committee of the Stratford Perth Heritage Foundation favours retaining three bays to display a steam locomotive in the repair shop building to commemorate the role played by railways in the history of Stratford for more than a Century. The building meets all criteria for designation under the Ontario Heritage Act and many have come forward with proposals for its future use.  Should the city demolish it? Let us know what you think by clicking the headline for this post to access the comment box.