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Hibernation of the Soul

Hibernation of the Soul

It’s so easy to get enveloped by the stresses of life… so many  responsibilities…so many places to go, things to do… bills to pay. Hope in our dreams can begin to dwindle away as we struggle getting from one day to the next… with all that is weighing us down. Time passes by so quickly, 

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Planning a First Look Before the Wedding Ceremony

Something that has recently become popular in weddings is the bride and groom having a private few moments before the ceremony. Known as a “first look” the idea is appealing because it settles the nerves and allows the couple a special moment, between just the two of them on their special day. Whether you pick

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Nervous Behaviour in Dogs

Many dogs suffer from loneliness and separation anxiety when we go to work or go out, leaving them at home alone. Fido might chew on things, get into mischief or in some cases cause harm to himself. What may be happening is your furry friend is letting you know that they miss you and they

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A Farm Wedding Story in Cottage Country

Deb and Dave wanted a wedding that was special and beautiful, yet uniquely expressing their individual style. They decided on a farm country wedding that was casual and comfortable for both them and their guests. It was a record hot day on September 23rd of 2017 and no one expected the 31-degree temperature, on a

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A Time for Renewal NOT Retirement

For many of us the word retirement feels like a bad word signaling the end of your life. This is far too much drama for what should be the very best years to come.  This subject needs a change of outlook. I’ve decided to look upon my future retirement as a time to renew, a

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Final Newspaper Issue

For many of you reading this, you’ve been receiving Cottage Country Connection in your mailboxes for over 22 years. After 22 years and 4 months as a tabloid newspaper, Cottage Country Connection announces this is the last NEWSPAPER issue to be published. The little paper that started in 1994 as The Causeway Connection out of

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Marketing and Promotion in Central Ontario’s Cottage Country

This year’s Peterborough Business Excellence Award Winner for Marketing and  Promotion, is Cottage Country Connection. From humble beginnings almost 22 years ago as The Causeway Connection, then later Connection Newspaper, and finally new ownership in January of 2014, re-branded the paper as Cottage Country Connection. The publication has evolved into an exceptional magazine quality paper,

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