Wutai Shan Temple Open House

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The date for the Open House for the Buddhist Temple has been changed to June 19th. It’s time for another peek at the progress at the Buddhist Associations’ major project known as Wutai Shan Temple located on Ski Hill Road outside Bethany. This year the doors open at 10 am … Continue reading

Turning a Passion into a Business in Bethany

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There is a calmness that surrounds Erica Flak of Sky Haven Stables, which must be comforting to her horses. She understands how to communicate with horses, and it begins by exhibiting poise and focus that puts the animals at ease. It has the same effect on her young riding students. … Continue reading

Celebrate Mother’s Day Visiting Local Artists on Rolling Hills Studio Tour

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By Karen Graham This year artists in and around Bethany are opening their doors again for Mother’s Day weekend. The artists work in a wide variety of media, creating works of beauty, purpose and often whimsy to express their creative vision in their unique settings. From quilts to photographs, beautiful … Continue reading

‘Don’t Be Sheepish About Coming In’ Williams Design Studio

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Sarah Sobanski The Williams didn’t find art, so much as art found them. “If [art] is in you, you have to do it,” according to Paul Williams of Williams Design Studio, explaining regardless of the passion, the artist will end up using a creative outlet somehow. Paul and Beverly Williams … Continue reading

Buy Local- Shealand Farms Produces Lamb and Pork for Local Consumption

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Karen Graham Adam and Marie Shea both had other plans. Marie graduated from Trent University as a Registered Nurse, while Adam completed a degree in Political Science and History, so they were headed for an urban lifestyle. In the end, they could not resist the call of the land, and … Continue reading

Liberal Candidate Hosts Bethany BBQ

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Karen Graham It was a slim crowd who joined Liberal Candidate David Marquis and his campaign organizers last Saturday afternoon at the Bethany Athletic Club to take advantage of the opportunity to meet the candidate in an informal setting to learn more of his plans for Parliament.  It was the … Continue reading

Red Corner is Always Local

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Sarah Sobanski Ringside Management was the first to bring amateur Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) rings to the Kawarthas. Krystal and Brad DaSilva caught the fighting-fever and teamed up with local MMA gyms like Brendan Kalijundic’s Kalsamrit and Joe Elliot’s Big Country to get local kids ring time after traveling with … Continue reading

Revisiting Local Landmarks in Manvers

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Sarah Sobanski Last Sunday was Ontario Heritage Foundation’s second Doors Open tour in the township of Manvers and surrounding area. In partnership with Manvers Historical Society, the tour encouraged history buffs to discover the many historic sites in Bethany, Pontypool and surrounding area. One of the locations in the tour … Continue reading

Building Lot Perfection, One Acre at a Time

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Karen Graham Donald Kerr discovered the area during his trips to Saddlewood, an equestrian centre located just west of Ski Hill Rd. north of Bethany, where his daughter attended Horse Camp during the 1980’s. As a seasoned developer, he appreciated the picturesque landscape of the area, and also recognized the … Continue reading

Tractor Pulls Returning to Bethany

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Sarah Sobanski The roar of tractor engines will sound at the Bethany Park this Saturday (Aug. 15). Bethany’s Lawn Tractor Pulls are returning to the park for the first time since 2011, with a special twist – new entry classes for antique tractors. Big name sponsors like Molson Canadian and … Continue reading

Tractor Pulls Returning to Bethany

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Sarah Sobanski The roar of tractor engines will sound at the Bethany Park this Saturday (Aug. 15). Bethany’s Lawn Tractor Pulls are returning to the park for the first time since 2011, with a special twist – new entry classes for antique tractors. Big name sponsors like Molson Canadian and … Continue reading

Booming Business in Bethany

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By: Melodie Seto Along Highway 7A, there is a clearing where rows and rows of eye-catchingly colourful cottage chairs, tables, and other similar furniture are displayed.  This scene is one of several business enterprises run by the Irwin family. Willow Green LTD’s cottage furniture business, which goes by the name … Continue reading

Activities Make Activists at Take Action Summer Camp

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By: Sarah Sobanski Choosing a summer camp can be a hard decision. On one hand kids don’t want to give up an entire week of their summers, on the other parents find it hard to give up an entire paycheque, or in some cases two, for a short-lived worry-free week … Continue reading

New Potter from Parry Sound Opens Her Shop in Bethany

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By Melodie Seto After three years of settling down in Bethany, Jodie Hames has officially reopened her business – Clayworks Pottery. Her work features one-of-a-kind stoneware clay creations that vary from unique multi-purpose items to stand-alone decorative pieces for gardens and homes. Clayworks Pottery first opened in 1994 by the … Continue reading

Fresh Chips on Highway 7A

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By Sarah Sobanski There’s nothing like fresh fries to stop families from getting h-angry on the long drive up to the cottage. Lucky for cottagers, summertime means chip trucks like Vicki’s Chips are ready to fry up something to satisfy everyone’s cravings. “I had a kid the other day, he … Continue reading