Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk

I feel like sidewalk chalk offers endless fun around my house. Wet or dry, on the driveway or on the deck, making potions and mixing colours; this chalk is like magic entertainment. Shadows have also been a source of interest around here lately. I hear a lot of ‘Mom, why is THAT following me’ and

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Custom Welding & Fabrication

Welding is such an essential part of life. Whether it’s vehicles, docks, or steel stands there’s a wide variety of need for welding, and at Canadian Welding Skills Fabrication they can fix just about anything. Over the years, the CWS training school has had many inquiries from local businesses looking to outsource production and repair.

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Samara’s Story

Unlike Black Beauty, a classic fiction novel by Anna Sewell dated 1877, Samara’s extraordinary story is a true one.  As a young horse, she – like Black Beauty –  galloped across open meadows but Samara knew no halter, stall, or human touch until much later.  What she did know was the footsteps and voice of

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It’s A Wrap for the 2016 Bras Around The Building Campaign!

Today Country 105, Energy 99.7, 91.9 BOB FM and Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs completed their 6th Annual Bras Around The Building Campaign. This amazing event saw over 7,000 bras collected with the help of so many amazing community members and an excess of $16,500 was raised thanks to generous donations from Shorelines Slots at

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WARNING: Talcum Powder Can Be Deadly

Talcum powder, a common ingredient used in cosmetic products including baby powder, body powder, and facial powder, can be deadly. It has been linked to lung cancer, baby asphyxiation, talcum powder poisoning and ovarian cancer. For over 100 years, Talcum powder has been a staple of hygiene routine for babies, women, and men due to

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Dirty Jobs in Cottage Country

There are always going to be dirty jobs in life and Cottage Country is no exception. We wanted to give a shout out to all the good people who are working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure we can all enjoy a more carefree life. First, we spoke with Reinhard Friedrich owner of North Kawartha

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Rustic Works

Cottage Country Connection met Keith Tribe of Rustic Works at the Cottage Life Show this year and we were extremely impressed by his incredible talent for transforming old barn board into stunning frames. We had been looking to commemorate the covers of Cottage Country Connection magazine for the businesses we’d like to celebrate, and so

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Harvest the Rain: Three Ways to Use Recycled Rainwater

It’s no secret that people are using more water. Homes, businesses and industries consume fresh water at an unprecedented rate—and much of it is wasted. Each year dry periods have forced many municipalities to implement water use restrictions. Something to consider is that you can avoid the impact of water restrictions, while helping to alleviate

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