As told by Doug Williams to Julie Kapyrka
SHAWNIGUN (roughly, “of the southern direction”) was a guy who knew how to live off the land. He had a family, but he also kept a cabin on Fox Island, and he would live there alone. I would visit him, and he would tell me stories.
I fished with him quite a bit too.
One time, when we were hunting ducks in the spring, everything got
Edward Bartlett , Junior Warden of Verulam Masonic Lodge, drives his 1961 Corvair Rampside Pick-up Truck (rare, rear-engine model).
As the Bobcaygeon Fall Fair celebrates its 158th anniversary, the Victoria District Masonic Lodge is marking its centennial.
That means upwards of 100 Masons will participate in the fair parade on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Port Perry town crier Bill McKee, a retired Toronto police officer and a Mason, will lead the Masonic contingent, which will include a motorcycle brigade, pipers and drummers, vintage vehicles, and floats from the 14 Lodges in Victoria District, plus the Deputy Grand Master.
Also new this year will be the Rameses Hillbilly Shrine Club’s broken-down, patched-up, vintage moonshiner’s truck—with members in appropriate costume.
Don’t miss it.
Libraries are about more than just reading. They’re also meeting places for people to indulge common interests.
Kawartha Lakes Library is partnering with the Kawartha Art Gallery to offer monthly “Maker
Get ready for a fabulous evening of fashion, auctions and Thanksgiving dinner (with pie, so keep your fork) as Bigley Shoes and Clothing lends a hand to Therese Scheer’s latest project towards raising $100,000 over 10 years to fight breast cancer.
“I could never do this by myself,” Scheer emphasizes. Over the years, she’s had so much help from
WATER MAINS—The Small Communities Fund of New Building Canada is giving over $5 million to support a six-year project to replace ageing small-diameter cast-iron water mains in Lindsay. Cast-iron mains, especially those over
By Pat Warren
Ward 6 Councillor Doug Elmslie’s motion to remove the land where the old Fenelon Falls arena once stood from a list of surplus properties was defeated at council Aug. 30.
Elmslie argued that the downtown-Fenelon property, which currently is being used for the local farmers market, should be
By John Bird, editor
I attended a different fall fair last weekend—the Curve Lake Pow Wow.
Agricultural fairs and pow wows are both celebrations of communal culture and connection. Both feature
Canadians are increasingly obsessed with food. We discuss with wild excitement the restaurants we’ve been to, or hope to visit. We share photographs of our favourite dishes on social media.
Yet, as the foodie movement continues to gain momentum, so too does the use of food banks in this country—which has increased by 25 per cent over the last
Fleming College’s Frost Campus will host a celebration of local food on Saturday, Oct. 1, in support of student learning and the community.
Fleming’s Moveable Feast, a unique 100-mile dining experience, will take place at
RETURN TO BELLA BELLA: It’s a community so beautiful, they named it twice, saysRev. Rodney Smith-Merkley. He, wife Suzanne, and their three children—now at Bobcaygeon’s Trinity United Church—returned to Bella Bella this summer, to revisit
By April Scott
The choir is back in full swing on Tuesday nights, and as they reviewed some Beatle music, they soon realized “How quickly we forget.”
Sectional practices are scheduled for the next two weeks, which will probably help.
The choristers welcomed
A former dean of history at Lakefield College will be the guest speaker, Oct. 12, when the Lindsay Canadian Club holds its first dinner meeting of the season.
John Boyko’s talk will be based on his latest book, Cold Fire: Kennedy’s Northern Front, which examines the important Kennedy/Diefenbaker spat in the
By Glenna Burns
It's Fall Fair time in the Kawarthas and the “Daddy of ‘em all” in Bobcaygeon begins the evening of Sept. 29 with the thunderous and exciting Demolition Derby.
For those who enjoy a more traditional contest of strength and endurance however, there is the ever-popular Horse Pull starting on
Bobcaygeon is Hip-Town, says local businessman Dave Poole.
And in creating that brand, Poole and his staff at Buckeye Surf and Snow have managed to raise $23,000 for the Gord Downie Brain Cancer Research Fund.
He’ll be delivering the money to the Sunnybrook Hospital program in Toronto sometime around the