July 25, 2019

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(My Grandson, Carter Pictured Above)

Reminiscing about my time spent at Delta Fair over the years brings back fond memories. Like many from this area, as a kid, I would eagerly await the day in July when my parents would take me to the fair. Playing games and winning prized stuffed animals that would later line my bedroom shelves was the highlight for me.  Of course, no trip to Delta Fair was complete without devouring some pink and blue cotton candy.

As I grew older, Delta Fair became more about meeting up with friends that I had not seen since school was out. My friends and I would gather and talk non-stop as we waited in line to ride the scrambler and the zipper. With every spin, we h...

June 15, 2018

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I had the chance to check out Le Boat's Horizon luxury cruise boats on the Rideau Canal as they celebrated their launch in Canada.

June 8, 2018

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This week I had the good fortune of sitting in on a cooking class at Furnace Falls Farm in Lyndhurst. I must admit up front that I am a sister to Wendy, one of the owners. However, I am also known to be honest to a fault. Therefore, you are certain to receive an unbiased opinion from me.

Chef Mark Beacock greeted the group of us as we gathered around the large harvest table in the bright country kitchen. Some guys might be intimidated by a swarm of middle-aged women looking for inspiration in the kitchen, but it was clear from the start that Mark was unfettered by his mature female students.

The class was advertised as a Gluten-Free and Vegan Summer Snack Class to help those of us with d...

August 28, 2017

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Take the time to visit local parks and businesses in your area you might just find a place worth visiting again.

Last week I did just that with a small group from the Chamber. We held our meeting at Lower Beverley Lake Park and met with the Chairperson of the Park Management Board, Cathy Livingston, and Park Manager William Morris who gave us a guided tour by wagon ride of the park and campground. Everyone was surprised at how large the campground is and what awesome events and services they provide. Listening to William talk about the park, you would swear he was talking about his child. The obvious pride he has in the place makes his job a labour of love.

The park for those of you who...

July 12, 2017

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The Brockville Farmers’ Market has been in existence long before Confederation and is proudly celebrating its 184th year in operation this year.

The market originated in 1833 as an outdoor market, and over the years, it took on varying forms of both an indoor and outdoor market with different venues, including what is now known as the South Section of City Hall. The present day market is conveniently located on Market Street running May to November on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm. Special Christmas markets have been held at the Brockville Museum, the Rowing Club and Wall Street Church over the years allowing locals to stock up on their favourites one more time be...

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