Learning Meditation

Meditation seems to be a real buzzword nowadays and often conjures up images of sitting in the Lotus position humming or repeating mantras in unfamiliar languages. The truth is there are many different ways to meditate and most of them are very easy. There are sitting meditations, walking meditations and even laughter meditations. We can

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Car Care Tips with Lynn Hill

Summertime is travel time. Even with gasoline prices at an all-time high, Canadians can’t resist the lure of sunny skies and the open road. This means spring – right now! – is the time to get your car ready for taking those summer adventures. Before hitting the road, you can take several simple precautions to

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Revolutionizing Dock Removal

After spending a cold fall day removing docks for the winter, and ending up with swollen fingers and strained muscles, Andy Assinck decided there must be an easier way. He recognized the need to develop a dock coupling system that would be self-supporting and self-aligning, that would allow most individuals to remove and or install

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Connection Kids

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Princess Diana Legacy Award Honours Local Faith Dickinson

Just before we went to press we were thrilled to be able to catch up with one of Cottage Country’s favourite local girls, Faith Dickinson of Lakefield, just as she was finishing off a tour of York Minster Cathedral in England. Faith, who recently made international headlines when she was presented with the 2017 Diana

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Pets & Vets

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The Simple Way to Satisfy Your High-Energy Dog

Piper loves to run.  And run.  And run. She loves to jump, too. Sixty pounds of Greyhound/German Shepherd mix, she leaves a wake of broken lamps and vases behind her as she bounds around the house. She also loves guests. She loves to greet them. She loves to draw them into games and races. She

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Boating: Law, License & Insurance

We all know now that you do need a license to operate a motorboat.  We have seen so many ads and warnings over the past several years.  Did you know that now you need a Pleasure Craft Operator Card to operate any motorized boat even one with a small electric trolling motor?  Persons under 16

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Hot List of Attractions & Destinations

APSLEY • Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park • Chandos Beach • The Gut Conservation Area • Bumbleberry Folk Farm BANCROFT • Silent Lake Provincial Park • Egan Chutes Provincial Park • Bancroft Mineral Capital Concerts • Vance Farm Park • Eagles Nest Park BETHANY • Fleetwood Creek Natural Area • Pigeon River Headwaters BOBCAYGEON • Kawartha Settlers Village

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Bobcaygeon – Three Little Islands, One Big Heart

Let’s say you’re strolling down the main street of a pretty little cottage-country town, enjoying a summer day. You stop here and there to get a closer look at store windows and to investigate a menu. Ahead you can see the locks where boats from far and wide are making their way through the Trent-Severn

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Real Estate

Modular Homes Are All the Rage

It doesn’t take a financial guru to see that housing prices in Ontario have sharply increased over the last five years. This isn’t just primary residences either. Cottages and investment properties in many areas have also seen a dramatic rise. Enter the idea of modular or manufactured homes. These are dwellings that were built indoors,

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