Local Firm Comes to the Rescue of Women’s Institute

This year, the local Women’s Institute was the beneficiary of some generosity from a local firm which stepped in to clean up an unusual mess.  Early this winter, a fire extinguisher fell off the wall in the kitchen of the Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute’s kitchen.  It literally exploded, blasting yellow fire… Continue reading

Towerhill North Information Meeting Draws Little Interest

Only ten members of the public participated in the virtual meeting hosted on behalf of the Towerhill North developer by members of Innovative Planning Solutions (IPS) and other advisors.  The event was an unusual gesture on behalf of the developer to hear the community’s concerns and suggestions in the early… Continue reading

Milbrook Christian Assembly Finds Ways to Connect

  “Lockdown does not mean shutdown,” Pastor Mark Smallwood In a time where social interaction is impermissible, the need for connection remains.  As businesses, organizations, governments and households have had to figure out new ways of navigating this current lifestyle.  Innovation is required to make this happen. Narrowing in, the… Continue reading

Local Author Pens Historical Novel Series

Tony Parks is working on his fifth book now.  He writes his stories long-hand, and his very patient wife Patty transcribes his stories.  She jokes that it makes for interesting Friday evenings, but she admits it has been a wonderful pastime over the past 40 years.  Patient, indeed. Tony began… Continue reading

Decorating Committee Brings Christmas Cheer to the Village

Pictured are members of the decorating committee during the early days of November as they updated the streetscape with winter décor.  The beautiful boughs were purchased locally from Puddleduck Farm. The Community Garden gave permission to cut dogwood that surrounds the garden, while sedum and hydrangea were donated by Maya… Continue reading

Pandemic Allows Local Couple Time to Launch New Business

Amy Howley has always had a creative bent and her husband Dean loves working with wood. Amy would find inspiration on Pinterest, and ask her husband – can you make this?  Of course he could, so he did. One of their first joint creations was a headboard.  While shopping for… Continue reading

Pony Club on Hallowe-en – 2020

The Kawartha Pony Club enthralled youngsters in the afternoon on Hallowe-en strolling through the Highlands subdivision with costumes and treats. The community gave right back during the evening festivities with enthusiastic displays of lights, aliens, graveyards, dinosaurs, and more. It was hard to tell who was having more fun –… Continue reading

A Virtual Book Launch for Janet Stobie’s New Book

Janet Stobie is launching a new book this month called Breakthrough Moments. It’s her second short story collection for adult readers and is divided into occasions- some religious and some secular, like Mother’s Day.  Each segment begins with a scripture passage, followed by a story designed to clarify and bring… Continue reading

Local Entrepreneur Builds a Business with a Social Conscience

How would you like to purchase some cozy, colourful Christmas gifts that support the local economy as well as artisans abroad who are sustaining ancient local traditions while sustaining their families?  Alpaca Sweaters and More is your source. Amy Dechaine grew up in Ecuador with her Canadian mother and Ecuadorian… Continue reading