Jacob Robinson, Simcoe Reformer

Jacob Robinson

Jacob Robinson is a multimedia journalist at the Simcoe Reformer and Delhi News-Record.


Port Dover puppeteer Byron Morton holds two of the 40-plus puppets he's created that are part of the Light up the Holidays show at Lighthouse Festival Theatre Dec. 7-9. The glow-in-the-dark production is the third holiday-themed offering Byron and his wife, Marlene, have been a part of since moving to the area in 2015. JACOB ROBINSON/Simcoe Reformer

'Glow' time for holiday puppet show

As they planned for their annual Christmas-themed puppet show at Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Port Dover residents Byron and Marlene Morton came up with a bright idea – literally.

With the flip of a switch the Simcoe Panorama River of Lights kicked off the holiday season in downtown Simcoe on Saturday night. The light festival will run each night until the end of December. KIM NOVAK/Simcoe Reformer

Panorama lights up downtown Simcoe

It doesn't feel a lot like Christmas around most of Norfolk County yet, but one trip into Simcoe after dark can change all that.

Area students Nicole Stone, Kristen Forsyth, Brendan Francis-Cope, Albin Jung, Grace McFarland, Lauren Driver and Callie Anderson from the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit joined more than 100 youth from across Ontario at a Freeze the Industry rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa earlier this month. The event supported Bill S-5, which will introduce plain and standardized tobacco packaging and products in Canada. Contributed Photo

Youths turn up the heat in Ottawa

A group of local students is putting the heat on the federal government to introduce plain and standardize tobacco packaging within Canada.

Scott Dawson of Dawson Construction stands alongside the new Wellington Park lighthouse. Dawson and a number of Simcoe Lions Club members worked the past month on the project to have it ready in time for the Simcoe Christmas Panorama River of Lights, which begins Saturday. JACOB ROBINSON/Simcoe Reformer

Simcoe gets new beacon of light

A brand new lighthouse stands tall in Simcoe's Wellington Park, just in time to celebrate the holidays.

Reid Rivard spikes the ball during Simcoe Sabres senior volleyball practice Monday night. The Sabres will host the CWOSSA 'AA' championships beginning Wednesday. JACOB ROBINSON/Simcoe Reformer

Sabres set for CWOSSA

In volleyball – and in life – it's the little things that can make all the difference.