4th Line Theatre Receives 2015 Annual Heritage Award from Peterborough Historical Society

4th Line Theatre Receives 2015 Annual Heritage Award from Peterborough Historical Society
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Last week, the Peterborough Historical Society announced the winners of its 2015 Heritage Awards on at its Annual Fundraising Dinner. Among the recipients was our own 4th Line Theatre, which was bestowed with the J. Hampton Burnham Award, established to recognize the completion of a major project that promotes awareness … Continue reading

Tradition of Service and Quality Gives Roka TIM-BR MART a Competitive Edge

Tradition of Service and Quality Gives Roka TIM-BR MART a Competitive Edge
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By Karen Graham The Roka family has a long history in the business of selling wood.  In 1963, John’s father Rudy Roka began selling firewood on the side, bringing logs in from Bancroft and crown land locations in the surrounding area, eventually setting up a saw mill as well.  The … Continue reading

What’s On Tap at Staples’ Sugar Bush

What’s On Tap at Staples’ Sugar Bush
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By Karen Graham This time of year, you can find the Staples family working together in their sugar shack located on Highway 7A between Cavan and Bethany. Producing world class maple syrup is a long standing family tradition, dating back seven generations to 1813, but this year for Jill and … Continue reading

New Ownership for Sylvia’s Restaurant – Welcome Madison’s’!

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  For Black this will be something of a homecoming. Both he and Wuis grew up in the area and were high school sweethearts who drifted apart and eventually found other partners. Through Facebook, they reconnected and got married last summer. They have decided to test that bond by going … Continue reading

Capture the ‘Special Glow’ of Loving Moments

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Photographing and capturing the precious moments in peoples’ lives is what local photographer Alicia Armstrong does – and it’s as fun as you might think. “I get to relive a bit of my wedding every time,” says Alicia of Armstrong Photography and Design. She says her best experiences come from … Continue reading

Traditional Local Business Reinvents itself to Compete in International Projects

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Karen Graham You’ve probably seen the occasional elegant canoe sitting out front of Voyageur Canoe in downtown Millbrook. Established in 1969 by Glenn Fallis, it is a testament to his love of the paddling and a desire to create high quality canoes through a combination of traditional techniques using modern … 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

Animal Surgical Patients Need Blood Transfusions, Too

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Karen Graham Business in the emergency practise of local veterinary clinic, Cavan Hills, has picked up significantly over the past few years. Dr. Audrey Chouinard believes pet owners are taking more dramatic (and expensive) steps to heal their pets when faced with serious illness and traumatic injury.   No longer does … Continue reading

Local Organic Farm Expands Produce Line

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Maryann Caldwell Merridy Senior and Eben Hancock are the owners and operators of the 100 year old farm known as Puddle Duck Farm which they purchased in 2012. Since then, they have been busy with: house and barn improvements,caring for the animals (lots of cows and chickens, three Indian running ducks, a goat … Continue reading

The City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team Celebrates 5th Anniversary

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The City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team celebrated its fifth year during which they have brought new health care professionals and health programs for patients in our area including nurse practitioners, family health nurses, medical receptionists, clinical social workers, a psychologist, pharmacist, registered dietitian, occupational therapist, respiratory therapist and … Continue reading

Hard Working Youth Establishes Successful Business

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  Maryann Caldwell Many of the most successful people in business started out as teenage entrepreneurs. If that is true, then Josh Roberts, of Josh’s Property Maintenance is well on his way. At the age of 9, Josh started mowing lawns and shoveling snow for his neighbours. Josh is now … Continue reading

Wish Health And Happiness to Others, And Have it Yourself This Holiday Season

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Sarah Sobanski With seasons greetings come seasonal waistlines, and while Christmas calorie counting isn’t something we want to think about until resolution-time, nutrition shouldn’t go out the window for that second helping of Grandma’s famous triple-chocolate cake. Whether you’re skipping meals to fit into your holiday dress wear, or poking … Continue reading

Vibrant Young Clinic Serves Up Beautiful Smiles and Good Oral Health

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Karen Graham It has been three years now since Dr. Ken Lee took over the local dental practise from Dr. David Neale who served the community for many years. As a university student, Dr. Lee knew his interest lay in the sciences, and considered medicine, ophthalmology and dentistry. As a … Continue reading