The History of Bethany Illuminated in New Book

“Reflections of Bethany” is the title Kathy Morton’s latest book which was launched at Bethany United Church on November 30th.   The author is recognized as the unofficial spokesperson and expert on the area.  In her role as the President of the Manvers Township Historical Society she has organized many events… Continue reading

Fundraiser for Belize Family

Well-known Canadian actor Derek McGrath will present an evening of musical entertainment at the Bethany United Church on December 1st at 7 pm.  The event features Derek and his friends Steve Lynch, Mary and Martha Colton and Vickie and Roland of Strawberry Moon fame who will perform from 7 pm… Continue reading

Cham Shan Temple celebrates

On Sunday, August 12th, guests from the community, the City of Kawartha Lakes, Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, Canada and around the world joined Cham Shan Temple to celebrate the installation of the last rafter, the last step before the roof is installed. This is one of the three major symbolic milestones… Continue reading

Bethany TD Bank Retains Its Customer Service

Pictured are long time Bethany TD Staff members Evelyn Carlson and Carol Shea in front of the bank vault.  The branch began its 100th year of operations on April 16th.   The building was built in 1919 for TD, and prior to that year its customers were served at the Millbrook… Continue reading

Wutai Shan Temple Open House

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

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

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

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

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