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Featured Pieces: Willard Kinzie

Willard Kinzie and Mayor Lehman at the trail marker unveiling.2016-12-17T15:37:19-04:00
Wise Words with Willard – Beautiful Barrie Ontario’s Most Progressive City.2016-09-15T20:34:44-04:00
Welcome Be Our Guest Lakeview Dairy Booklet.2017-08-30T21:42:35-04:00
History of Lakeview Dairy.2017-06-27T16:22:47-04:00
Former first city mayor, Willard Kinzie joins Mayor Jeff Lehman in a vintage car drive down the newly realigned Lakeshore Drive on a fall day.2016-09-13T10:22:52-04:00
Former first city Mayor, Willard Kinzie and Mayor Jeff Lehman drive a vintage car down Lakeshore Drive after the completion of its realignment.2016-09-06T00:40:52-04:00
Former Mayor Willard Kinzie (second from left) and wife (far right) pose with his daughter and son in law in the Green Room before the Mayors’ Seat event at City Hall.2016-11-17T17:15:45-04:00
Barrie Historical Archive Board of Directors pose with former Mayors and children of former Mayors in the Green Room before the Mayors’ Seat event at City Hall (2).2016-11-13T09:14:07-04:00
Dr. Travis Doucette welcomes former Mayor Willard Kinzie and wife Karen in the Green Room before Mayors’ Seat at City Hall.2016-11-17T17:18:07-04:00
Dr. Travis Doucette presents former Mayor Willard Kinzie with the inaugural Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award at Mayors’ Seat at City Hall (2).2017-11-14T08:19:28-04:00
Recipients of the Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award Jack Garner and Willard Kinzie greet each other while Dr. Travis Doucette applauds them at the Mayors’ Seat event at City Hall.2016-11-17T17:16:11-04:00
Colonel Sanders visits with a police officer and Willard Kinzie in front of City Hall at Collier and Mulcaster Street.2017-02-28T23:36:46-04:00

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Ted the Wonder Dog

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They were just two. But to all, they were many. Willard Kinzie, to some, was the "Milk Man". To hiking partners, he was "Titanium Man". Officially, a mayor, a businessman. But also a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather. A fellow parishioner. A walking guide, a restaurateur, a curling skip. A storyteller [...]