Getting All Fired Up!!

There is something inexplicably tantalizing to one’s taste buds when the gentle wafting aromas of a neighbours BBQ find their way into our olfactory senses. It’s almost instinctive the way we react to the smell of flesh cooking over an open flame. This is quite understandable seeing as this is one of the oldest documented


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Fixing Up Your Vehicle’s Shabby Interior!

It’s been a long cold winter and most of us can’t wait to see the snow melt. If your “beast” is in need of a spring cleaning, here are some tips to help make the job a little easier. Start cleaning at the inside of the roof (the headliner) and then work your way down.


Couple Standing By For Rent Sign Outside Home

Owning a Rental Property

Owning a rental property can be an excellent investment, allowing further diversification of your portfolio. Last February I wrote an article about renting part of your home. This month we’re focusing on a separate property from your home. Like any venture it’s important to do your research so you don’t buy a lemon, you charge

Connection Kids

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Saint Patrick’s Day cookies

In honour of Saint Patrick’s Day I thought I would try something fun and green with the kids! What better than combining two of their favourite things?! Jello, and Cookies. We made these really great bright green cookies out of just a few ingredients, and the kids loved helping to mix them and shape them.

Pets & Vets


Dr. Terry’s Zoo

As the Christmas carol goes “Baby it’s cold outside.”  This has been the coldest February on record since 1978.  “Amigo”, our newest canine rescue from Cuba is of the greyhound persuasion.  He’s been seen around town sporting a flashy red winter vest.  Considering his lack of natural insulation Amigo has taken a liking to snow. 


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Clarington Upsets Lakefield Chiefs Winning 4 Straight

The Fitzsimmons Towing and Repair Lakefield Chiefs had their hands full with the Clarington Eagles in the first round of the Central Ontario Junior Hockey League (COJHL) playoffs, which is not surprising as only 3 points separated the teams in the regular season standings. Unfortunately, the Schmalz Cup will not be back to back for



Willow Green Outdoor Furniture

If you are looking to replace your outdoor furniture or Muskoka chairs this spring you may find just what you are looking for at Willow Green in Bethany.  Those of you who have travelled along Hwy 7A, just east of Hwy 35, may have noticed a large red Muskoka chair in a field, followed by



Town & Country Marine – Your Kawarthas & Haliburton Cottage Boating Centre

Town & Country Marine began in 1982 in Apsley as a family business with Roland Brundle. Today with the second generation of the family, sons Scott, Trevor and Tony at the helm, the dealership is widely regarded as the Kawartha destination for cottage boating. “We’ve ranked in the Top 100 Boat Dealers of North America

Real Estate

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Beautiful Kawartha Lakes – Stoney Lake & Clear Lake

Stoney Lake is approximately 32 kilometers long and five kilometers wide. Part of the Trent Severn Waterway system, it is entered through the locks at Burleigh Falls, a beautiful area of rushing white water over craggy pink granite rocks from Lovesick Lake. Stoney and Clear Lake exit downstream through the locks at Youngs Point and

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