Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ignorance is Bliss

Ignorance is Bliss

When I was a boy, spending leisurely summers at the family cot-tage on Balsam Lake, I didn’t have the capacity to keep tabs on the gang back home in the city. Oh, we managed to get the odd friend up for a visit. However, for me the September-to-June crowd pretty much drifted away when school

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THOSE WERE THE DAYS “World War One Discoveries”

We are living in an historic era of remembrance, World War I began on August 5th one hundred years ago and we witnessed the onset of WW II September 1st seventy-five years ago.   In the “Great War” inexperienced military strategists believed massive attacks against dug in defenders was the best offense, of course that

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KIDS!! Halloween Contest!

KIDS!!  Halloween Contest! Send us a picture of you in your costume for a chance to win a great prize! Winners will be printed in the next Issue on October 15th. Deadline for photos is October 5th! Send pictures to cottagecountryconnection@gmail.com

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Blue Canoe Program makes a Splash this Summer

Blue Canoe representatives Erinn Lawrie and Colin Carter paddled their way across seven lakes this summer, speaking with shoreline property owners about protecting water quality and ecological health. They reached more than 1,025 people, going from dock to dock and door to door, and sharing information at various events and meetings. The Blue Canoe Program

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Turnkey Kitchen RENOVATIONS

We use this term in our advertising to convey the message that we do it all but what does it really mean? I looked turnkey up on Wikipedia and they describe it as “Ready for immediate use”. This makes sense to me, but for many people, I am not sure they understand how important this

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HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT MATTRESS

Whether your mattress is old, the wrong size or perhaps you are suffering from an injury or health concern, here are some tips to get you started on finding the perfect mattress for you. Know your budget when you set out to shop and be sure to measure the bedroom to determine the right size

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We Congratulate the New WBN President

Cottage Country Connection congratulates our accountant and regular contributor, Chartered Professional Accountant, Gwyneth James, on becoming President of The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough (WBN).  Gwyneth James is a partner at Cody and James CGAs Professional Corporation.  Gwyneth is also involved in other community organizations,  including the Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation and Peterborough Theatre

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“Renovating” Your Pots for Fall

Once September rolls around your patio pots and hanging baskets might be looking a little tired or you might be tired of looking at them.  It’s time to renovate your pots and welcome Fall to your home and garden. Some plants in your pots might look healthy and be suitable for the cool Autumn temperatures. 

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