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Three small tips to save big on organic

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

(NC) One popular misconception about organic foods is that making the switch is costly. But just like buying any groceries, you can save by being a savvy shopper. To reap the benefits while staying on a budget, here are three cost-effective tips. Buy in season. Fruits and vegetables are at their peak in terms of taste
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Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to one of two great shows

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

Cream The pedigree of hallowed ‘60s trio Cream have come together for the first time in North America to pay homage to the band’s extraordinary legacy with The Music of Cream – 50th Anniversary World Tour kicking off Sept. 28 in Ottawa and marking 50 years since the original lineup’s farewell U.S. tour of 1968.
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Perth Manor Boutique Hotel

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

This fine home was constructed at a cost of 12,000 Pounds in 1878 by J.T. Henderson formerly of Belleville. It was originally referred to as “Thurreson Place” and served as a family home. J.T. Henderson was “trained in the law…” but instead opened a very successful mercantile house in Perth from which he sold various
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Discover Almonte

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

By Katharine Fletcher Back in 1819, David Shepherd recognized that a set of waterfalls along the Mississippi River would provide power for both grist and sawmills. The settlement took the name of this first European settler: Shepherd’s Mills. As time progressed, its name altered, but eventually citizens adopted the name of then-renowned Mexican General Almonte
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Grill time

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

Try this flavourful pork dish for your next barbecue Looking for that perfect cut of meat to serve at your next outdoor party? This delicious recipe features a pork loin roast made with classic maple and apple flavours. “Maple and miso are a real power couple when it comes to the marriage of sweet and
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An island in the St. Lawrence

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

By Mary Cook How could anyone possibly own an island? It was simply beyond my comprehension. But we grew up believing Aunt Edith and Uncle George, who lived in Gananoque, owned their very own island in the St. Lawrence River. Father thought they were both a bit odd. They had no children, but they had
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Spinning in the Valley

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

The purchase of a partial great wheel at an auction and the discovery the maker’s stencil, started Gordon Moat of Chesterville on a quest to learn all he could about the history of spinning wheels. Mary Cook talked to Moat about how his interest in the common spinning wheel came about and where his research
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Lanark County’s historic Perth: ghosts, walking tours and festivals

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

By Katharine Fletcher “Murder, mayhem, scandal, outrage –  step back into historic Perth’s fascinating past on a 90-minute guided walking tour. Duels, hangings and everyday shenanigans highlight the tour and, if lucky, maybe a ghost or two will make an appearance.” So writes author and local historian Susan Code. It’s all too rare that history
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Quick guide to a great summer garden

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

(NC) As we prepare for cookouts, barbecues and relaxing outdoors, it’s time to get your gardens in shape. Feeling a little rusty? Here are some tips to make your backyard stand out. Make a plan: It’s important to take into consideration the location you’ll be planting in and what you’ll be growing, as space and
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Cornerstone Wesleyan Church

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

At 9am on Sat. June 2, Cornerstone Wesleyan Church saw hundreds and hundreds of people swarm into the parking lot, grab a (free) coffee before browsing the (free) yard sale.  After sending their kids to the (free) epic bouncy castle / assault course, the parents enjoyed a (free) BBQ while listening to (free) live music.
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