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What’s In A (Place) Name?

What’s In A (Place) Name?

Have you ever wondered about the source of a lake, township, or community name? Origins of place names can be obvious, less obvious, obscure, or unknown. Their sources may be descriptive, based on natural or man-made features, or may derive from the names of landowners and prominent citizens, other towns or cities, indigenous words or

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Antiques and Decor

Grr8 Finds Markets is a gem nestled in the village of Fenelon Falls – two storefronts filled with treasures from a wide range of vendors boast everything from antique housewares and furniture to artisan creations. Take a walk down Memory Lane with over 5,000 square feet of collectibles, nostalgia, antiques, home décor and gifts. Whether

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The Haunted Village Was A HUGE Success

“Obviously it was an idea whose time had come”, Bruce Hobley, one of the original founders of the Haunted Village reflects on the origins of the event. “We didn’t know if anyone would come, that year we had 600 people”. With shrieks that can be heard from the parking lot and a line-up several hundred

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The Academy Theatre goes “under the sea” with its production of The Little Mermaid

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, Ariel, the beautiful young mermaid, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by

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Professional Service & Safe Travels

It’s that time of year, when many begin dreaming about hot sunny beaches while Canada transforms into a frigid winter wonderland. When planning your next getaway, consider high fuel prices and the cost of parking at the airport. The drive from Cottage Country to the airport can be an expensive journey and most of us

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Keeping Track of Your Costs

While there are a growing number of Canadians who are opting to live on the water permanently, the majority of cottage owners still use their property for recreation purposes. In other words, this is their secondary property as opposed to a main dwelling.  The distinction between primary and secondary property is extremely important when we

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Rock Monsters

Such an easy and fun activity that will keep the kids busy for hours – and parents too. I had a lot of fun!  All you need is some rocks, Googly eyes, glue, paint and brushes. We made an adventure out of finding rocks – a great way to get outside and explore. I also

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Mamma’s ‘Pickled’ Eggs

Mamma’s ‘Pickled’ Eggs

A must- have for any event!  Ingredients 1 Dozen eggs – Boiled Until Hard 2 Large Dill Pickles – Chopped Finely 4 TBSP Mayonnaise 1 Heaping TBSP Garlic Powder 1 TSP Yellow Mustard Salt – To Taste Paprika   Instructions Shell Eggs and cut in half, remove yolk into a small mixing bowl. Mix yolks

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