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PUBLISHER & DESIGN Kelly Welsh, Owner

Welcome to the Christmas Issue of Cottage Country!

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Emily Ireland ADVERTISING SALES Deb Mahoney, Belinda Wilson & Kimberly Stinson SOCIAL MEDIA & DISTRIBUTION Tania Moher & Moira Gale

The days have become shorter with a chill in the air; the snowy season is upon us. In Cottage Country, we have a lot to be thankful for as 2019 comes to a close. We are blessed to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful vistas in Canada – rich with wildlife and lake-life alike. Here at the magazine, we have a great team who work hard to support the best clients, and we look forward to a new year filled with innovative beginnings and strong business relationships, both old and new. We thank YOU, our readers, for a great year, and we look forward to coming full circle back to our roots in 2020 as a community publication you can rely on for feel good-news, information and interesting reads. With the Christmas Season upon us, we all become a little frazzled. Remember to take a walk in nature, enjoy the crisp days and the way the frost falls over our beautiful countryside; return home with a cold nose and rosy cheeks to get cozy with this newest issue of Cottage Country Lifestyle Magazine, and accept a change of pace. We encourage all of you to think about your community on a local level this season while shopping for those you love. Local spending with small businesses makes a world of difference in your community. Local dollars spent lend momentum to local infrastructure, and we all prosper in the end. Local shop owners are also most likely the ones to have that one-of-a-kind gift you’ve been searching for! Shop Local; Shop Cottage Country. From our Cottage Country family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. May 2020 be filled with health, happiness and a good dose of time enjoyed by the lake – whether it’s a winter wonderland or summer paradise – with friends and family.

CONTRIBUTORS Russ Sanders, Emily Ireland, Belinda Wilson, Joanne Clark, Vikki Whitney, Mike Williams, Dave Linkert, Weekend at the Cottage, Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce, Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, Kawartha Chamber of Commerce, & Brian Nashman Special thanks to Santa Paul



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World's Largest Mark's Holiday Gift Guide 8 Reasons to Shop Locally & Buy Canadian Your One-Stop Shop Year 'Round - Lockside Trading Outdoor Planters that Last Through the Winter with Vikki New Life in The Old Tin Shed Helping You Find Your Way Home - Lighthouse Real Estate Have You Been to the British Shop in Bobcaygeon? Christmas at the Cottage - Going Natural for Easy Decorating Barn & Bunkie in Fenelon Falls is about to explode into Christmas! The Love of Metal Lifetime Bath Reno in Just One Day A Well-Stocked Tackle Box is a Gift the Keeps on Giving Reclaimed Wood Ideas that You Can DIY Pow Wow Celebrating Our First Nations Those Were The Days - Tick Tock, Tick Tock Discovery Kids Camps Ontario Snowmobile Trails A World of Flavours Await You at Euro Delight Weekend at the Cottage - Recipes For Your Health In the News Canadian Veteran Returns to the Netherlands Pets & Vets Hanging Christmas Trees What Does Your Child Need? Cottage Country Events Cottage Country Marketplace

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World's Largest Mark's The world’s largest Mark’s is home right here in Peterborough, and the team at Mark’s is ready to help you tackle the elements or breeze through the Christmas season with a great selection. Building upon more than 40 years as Canada’s leader in workwear, Mark’s brings innovation and authenticity to casualwear and workwear for men and ladies alike. With a friendly team committed to excellent customer service, Mark’s Peterborough is dedicated to helping you dress for the jobs and joys of life in Canada. After a successful launch of its new Tarantula IceFX footwear technology in 2018, Mark’s is here to help Canadians stay on their feet in the 2020 winter season. Independently lab-tested by RateMyTreads, ( Tarantula IceFX is top rated and available in a variety of winter boots for men and ladies, just one of several slip-resistant technologies offered in the WindRiver, Denver Hayes, Dakota, and Helly Hansen brands.

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Enjoying or working outside? Fall and winter days may bring lowlight conditions, but VizLite technology helps workers and walkers enjoy an added level of visibility. Available in Dakota safety boots, workwear and vests, VizLite has photoluminescent crystals that absorb UV energy which is then emitted as a light source in low or zero light conditions. Only 5-10 minutes exposure to any light source allows VizLite to glow for 8 hours, and helps you be seen before headlights aim at you. Mark’s customers know and love Tmax insulation technology for being light weight and warm. But Tmax is also temperatureregulating, so it retains and dissipates heat to keep the wearer warm but not overheated. You can find Tmax in WindRiver and Dakota jackets, footwear, and toques (just to name a few!).

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Searching for a fashion-forward but comfortable fall look? Check out a sweater, scarf, and toque from the WindRiver Heritage Collection. One part cozy and another part throwback, these are timeless classics that live, breathe, and look like Canada. How about stocking up on jeans, a logo shirt, or sherpa-lined trucker jacket from Levi’s? Add in a pair of casual Blundstone boots from Mark’s Peterborough’s expanded selection, and you have a casual wardrobe that screams classic chic. Looking for the perfect gift (even if it’s for yourself)? You can never have enough flannel, and WindRiver flannels offer that lived-in feel a perfect blend of fashion and function. Carhartt toques make great stocking-stuffers, and Mark’s offers a wide selection of outerwear from WindRiver, Columbia, and Helly Hansen to keep you warm and dry. Mark’s continues to bring you durable and comfortable clothing you can depend on to work or play as hard as you do. Visit Mark’s Peterborough today and see for yourself what a difference innovation and authenticity makes. Mark’s, 1230 Lansdowne St W, Peterborough 705-748-9570

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Reasons to Shop Locally and Buy Canadian

In an age of online shopping and big box stores, most everything we need is easily available with a few keystrokes. Sadly, most of what you get is fast, disposable and cheap. Shopping locally has never been more important.

① Economy Local businesses are the backbone of our economy. Studies show that for every $100 spent locally, $45 will stay in that community, and $9 within province. When you spend that same $100 at international corporations only $14 stays in the community - mostly in way of payroll; the rest going to the corporation and out of country. ② Creating Jobs Shopping locally creates a strong job market, keeping local workers from searching employment out of town. Local employers are more likely to pay higher average wages than internationally owned corporations. ③ Investing in Community Local businesses are owned by folks who live in your community who are passionately invested in the welfare and future of the community. Keeping your shopping dollars local is a great way to reinvest in your town. Charities are often supported by local business, too; meaning more access to supports like hospitals, clinics, schools & sporting teams. ④ Customer Service and Experience Local owners know their clientele, offering products suitable for your specific area; based on their customer’s choices rather than national trends. Also, if anything goes wrong you have a local company to go to, personal touches and local face-to-face customer service means strong customer relationships.

packaging for every individual item increases our carbon footprint. By purchasing locally we considerably reduce pollution as well as traffic, improving the quality of our communities.

⑧ Entrepreneurship Supporting local businesses means helping support an entrepreneur’s dream of growing a thriving business. Shopping only online giants or with big corporate retailers means many smaller owners are forced to close; the cost is lost jobs. Make shopping locally a tradition, and a lifelong way of purchasing; face to face with people from your community. Interaction and touch is something lacking in our online world, experiencing products in person is important. Without the creativity and innovative minds of local entrepreneurs, industries would not advance at the rate that they are. So this year, focus locally on what your dollars can do. We have all heard the sentiments “When you buy from a local business, someone actually does a happy dance.” And, “No big box store is going to sponsor your child’s soccer team.” We all love convenience, but nothing is more convenient than a prosperous local economy – you are able to direct what your spending does, make where we raise our families and spend our time a great place to call ‘Home’.

⑤ Shopping Online Many online retailers show deals that seem too good to be true, sadly this is often the case. Local shops offer very competitive pricing when you take the time to look; plus online, original prices tend to be inflated, making high-percentage discounts give false ideas of saving large. Independent companies can provide lots of great deals, too! Check locally before heading online. ⑥ Personality and Character The greatest thing about independent and small businesses is that people, not boards, and stockholders, run them! In a world increasingly dominated by chain stores all designed to look the same, independent businesses bring muchneeded originality and variety to communities. Unique, one-of-akind shops aren’t only ‘stores’, they become destinations – these attractions in turn make your town a popular stop, which is great for all businesses. ⑦ Environmental Impact Choosing a local company over a chain has a positive impact on the environment. Small business’ usually set up shop in the Town/Village center, a centralized variety is much friendlier to a community than out-of-town shopping malls and box stores. Less city sprawl equals less congestion, habitat loss and pollution. Purchases online means shipping - deliveries and Since 1994

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Your One-Stop Shop Year 'Round Lockside Trading Company is more than just shopping, it’s your Christmas destination! A way of life since 1987, it is the place where friends and family have been meeting for years. Lockside has become one of the most popular destinations during the holiday season. With two amazing locations to serve you, one in Young’s Point in the heart of the Kawarthas offering over 7,000sq feet of shopping. The other located in the

Haliburton Highlands right downtown Haliburton, with over 5,000sq feet of unique shopping. Both locations offer a mix of home décor to help you create a warm and inviting atmosphere in which to sit back, relax, and entertain guests this holiday season. The stores’ selections are in constant change throughout every season, offering a multitude of choice; quality custom furniture, lighting, home décor, great giftware, casual clothing, mattresses and bedding plus everything in between. Lockside is your one stop shop all year ‘round, especially in preparing for this coming holiday season. Helping you

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with personalized shopping, decorating ideas, unique gifts for everyone on your list and gift-wrapping; all in a relaxing, fun, festive atmosphere. Lockside is dedicated to supporting Canadians by sourcing and offering Canadian Made products at great pricing and superior quality. Specializing in custom Canadian made furniture, the team at Lockside knows the importance of keeping it local, and supporting our fellow Canadians. - shop locally and buy Canadian. As a multi-national award-winning retailer, Lockside sets itself apart with top-notch service from the beginning of your shopping experience to the end. From buying the right light, to assisting with turn-key projects, and offering a successful Interior Design Service that covers everything for your home, cottage,

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or commercial space. Dedicated staff and quality products means Lockside caters to customers on any budget, in any location, with any look and style. Complimentary interior design when purchasing furniture and lighting means having all your design needs under oneroof and it includes in-store and on-site consultations, room layouts, color, fabric selections and much more. We work with the customer, giving direction and confidence to create a living space they have been dreaming of with brands like Hunter Douglas window treatments, floor coverings, and many lines of indoor and outdoor furniture. Come in and experience it for yourself! For more information, upcoming events, and promotions, please visit also find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & Pinterest.

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Outdoor Planters that Last the Winter Through with Vikki Who knows what weather the start of the winter season will have? To ensure you are not outdoors creating your winter planters amid snow storms and freezing temperatures, we suggest your outdoor winter decor be completed as soon as the calendar has respectfully passed Remembrance Day. To prepare the pots, cut all remaining plant material off at soil level. Leave the roots and moist soil right in your pots (make sure they are pots that are “winter proof”). This will form the base to push in the evergreen boughs. Use a generous amount of evergreen boughs (pine, cedar, balsam and/or spruce) at various lengths to form a pleasing base and then add height

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to the arrangement with red dogwood or birch branches. Accents fill in the body and can be natural accents like dried hydrangea blooms, pinecones, sumac, sedum heads (use spray paint to bump up the colour, if you wish) or decor accents that you purchase (shiny balls, wicker shapes, bows and the like). Be creative and have fun with your choices! Do remember that these arrangements can last throughout the entire winter so wire distinctly holiday accents to a stick that you can cut out once the festivities are over. While stars, pinecones and birch branches look winter-y, shiny red balls, gauzy bows and Santa faces look dated and out of place in February. Make your arrangements full

and lush so when you cut out the seasonal accents you are not left with large holes. The Canadian outdoors is Mother Nature’s cooler, so you do not need to water your outdoor arrangements unless we hit a really warm spell mid November and your evergreens look dry. Usually though, the moist air is more than sufficient to keep everything fresh and lovely from November to March. By Vikki Whitney, Owner of Griffin’s Greenhouses 705-652-8638 or 1-877-647-4334  

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The Old Tin Shed The Old Tin Shed has been a staple of the Bancroft community for the past 17 years and on June 1, 2019 the store opened its doors with new owners.

Kathryn & Geoffrey Webber have always dreamed of being business owners, and have been shopping at The Old Tin Shed with their family for years. Together they have 4 grown kids, and when they found themselves with the opportunity to purchase the church–turned tourist destination, they decided it was the chance of a lifetime. They sold everything, and moved out of the city to pursue entrepreneurship.

Kathryn says they are thrilled with the change of pace in their lives, both having come from fast-paced corporate jobs, and that this new endeavour and way of life in the north has had rejuvenating results – Geoffrey says he feels 10 years younger! The Old Tin Shed employs a creative team who have stayed with the store through its transition, and who are well suited to help you choose the best products to suit your style. Kathryn says they are the type of business owners who believe in leading by example, and believe that a collaborative environment - where each person’s strengths and efforts are appreciated, is

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a recipe for success, along with providing “customer first” service. Together they steer the ship with Kathryn’s creative talent and background in design and marketing, and Geoffrey’s IT and communications experience; they split the tasks easily, and have a lot of fun working side by side. They also work together to create gorgeous upcycled statement pieces and live a make-and-sell lifestyle, which means each of their creations come with its own unique personal touches. The Old Tin Shed will remain the same landmark shopping destination in keeping with the original character of the shop, but with a few minor changes. Kathryn has a goal to curate a shop suitable for every shopper, and she works hard to fill the shelves with a selection of handmade, vintage/antique, upcycled and rustic ‘cottage chic’ finds. They want their clientele to feel like they have been inspired, or just come in and ‘Zen out’ while perusing. The Old Tin Shed will encompass Kathryn’s design aesthetic with more colour, a fresher, brighter selection for every generation, along with one-of-a-kind

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finds for every budget. The classic cathedral windows have been opened to let in more light, and the store is filling for the holiday season. You will find a fully-stocked iron section with hooks, knobs and hinges for every DIY project, and a great selection of metal signs, lighting and décor, clothing, jewellery, giftware and everything in between. Locally sourced products line the shelves, and they are conscious of bringing in ethically sourced, environmentally friendly, sustainable products. The Old Tin Shed is simply a must-stop when in Cottage Country, especially when checking off your Christmas list. Kathryn is what Geoffrey refers to as a “Christmas-aholic”, she just can’t get enough of the holiday season! As her kids were growing Kathryn would always crank up the tune ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ as the first snowflakes of the season fell. To this day – even though her kids are grown and away from the nest – she calls them to celebrate, playing

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the classic song over the phone to them. With the holidays being such a favourite, Kathryn has big plans for the iconic church building! You can expect to see the store as an enchanted Christmas wonderland by mid-November; take home some of the magic when you come to see the fully decorated store. The Santa Claus Parade will go right by the door on December 7th, so come and watch the festive parade with them! The basement of the classic building is currently under renovation to become a studio space which will invite creative guests in to experience open mic/jam sessions, artistic gatherings, workshops, classes, book clubs and more. Stay tuned for early 2020 as they unveil this new addition to the community of Bancroft. For more information, contact Kathryn & Geoffrey Webber - The Old Tin Shed 613-332-6565

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Helping You Find Your Way Home Lighthouse Real Estate

What do the Holidays mean to you? Every household has its own approach to Christmas and all the festivities that go along with it. As families grow, traditions change and evolve, and new memories are made. One thing remains the same - the holidays are a time of family gatherings, laughter and cheer - and good food shared together! Your home is the heart of your family - it is the place where you cook the Christmas turkey, decorate the tree and hang the stockings with care. It is the warm, cozy Christmas morning, filled with smells of brewing coffee, and the squeals of happiness and delight from your growing family. Perhaps it is the place where you wrap each gift with care, readying it for its trip to far away family. The memories you form in your family home are precious; the team at Lighthouse Real Estate know this – because together they are a family. The Lighthouse family of realtors believes that the perfect house isn’t just someplace that fits your belongings, it’s a home where you will make lasting traditions, a space where you can live life day-today, and fill with family and friends on those special occasions. Honoured traditions make a home feel full and lived-in, but if you feel you’ve outgrown your current house, Lighthouse Real Estate wants to walk with you on the journey to a new home where you can begin to make new memories. Striving to maintain the highest standard of customer care, the team at Lighthouse will work hard to find the best property for you, your family and your budget. Giving back to the community where the Lighthouse Family of Realtors lives and works is important to them, and they value the connection of community involvement. This year Lighthouse Real Estate is a proud sponsor of Fenelon Falls Santa Day on November 30. They invite you and your family to enjoy the day’s activities, and be sure to wave to them on their float in the night-time Santa Claus Parade. Lighthouse Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage 9 Bridge St., Rosedale 705 887 5252,

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Have You Been to the British Shop in Bobcaygeon? Located at the corner of King and Bolton Streets in downtown Bobcaygeon, this one-of-a-kind shop specializes in Classic British Country Clothing! When you visit the shop you will be able to peruse a fantastic selection of ladies and men’s 100% wool sweaters - Made in Great Britain and Ireland; as well as ladies’ hats - some made right here in Bobcaygeon! You will see a wide selection of men’s and ladies waterproof coats and jackets, and various Harris Tweed and Derby Tweed country coats.

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Looking for a Pea Coat? London Trading has handmade coats by Gloverall of England (acknowledged as the very best!) and also ladies winter coats in 100% Merino Wool. You will also find a vast range of Downton Abbey Hats, all made in Great Britain. They are also very excited to introduce a new line of ladies’ Capes, made in Great Britain – available in ten colours these capes have a reversible lining allowing for 2 great Winter looks, and they are exclusive to the London Trading Post! For the Men, they offer Superior Quality, 100% wool, classic style sweaters; generously cut, and available in a range of sizes from SM to XL. Ladies Super Soft Authentic Celtic 'Merino' Wool Sweaters are made in Ireland, you’ll find your size with selection extending from SM to XXL. Also in stock, ladies extra fine rollneck and crew-neck superior quality sweaters finished in Merino and extrafine Merino Wool. Stocking stuffers? They’ve got them! How about some Authentic Cadbury's Chocolate, imported from Great Britain? With so many exciting designs and styles to choose from, The London Trading Post is a MUST stop on your Christmas shopping and gift buying list. Now open 7 days a week, from 10AM-5PM for your convenience. Can't stop by the store? No worries, check them out online and order from there! 

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Christmas at The Cottage

Going Natural for Easy Decorating When you think of the origin of most of our Christmas decorating essentials, they actually come readily available from nature itself. Things like pine wreaths, cedar boughs, rooms lit by the soft light of a woodstove or fireplace, freshly cut trees, rustic wooden tree trimmings and arrangements right down to that decorative film of snow to top things off. What’s not to get excited about while hosting Christmas at a country cottage setting! Imagine the possibilities available just outside your door for next level decorating ideas to create that perfect ambiance for an ideal family getaway. Nature’s Craft Store An abundance of easy ideas wait to be discovered within the natural cottage setting. Fill bowls with pine cones to dress up counters, tables and dressers. Gather clusters of pine together for door knobs and top off with silk tassels or ornaments. Swag cedar boughs across bedheads to bring in fresh scents and act as unexpected details for guests. Summer Does Double Duty Turn summer decorative items into Christmas accoutrement with outdoor lanterns flanked with pine, and glass hurricanes placed in key locations for a welcoming entrance. Light a fire pit near the entrance for a cozy hit of light and drape blankets over outdoor chairs for added pattern and effect. Use throw pillows on outdoor benches to extend your indoor space. Fill planters of any size with greenery and bring inside for hits of color and scent.

Homemade Highlights Turn socks into fabulous wine cozies and match wood with pine cones for tree trimmings. Insert cloves into oranges for a natural holiday room scent. Mittens make interesting tree trimmings and seem to always be without a mate, so what better way to showcase missing pairs than as makeshift ornaments. Burlap can be purchased at any craft store and wrapped around flower arrangements, serving dishes and even used as placemats and table runners. Consider making paper snowflakes for quick tree décor and sprinkle around a table setting. Classic tinfoil stars make old new again and add whimsy to garlands and trees. Cheap and Cheerful Use strips of ribbon to dress up chandeliers and mirrors love a bow top off. The same ribbon can adorn wreaths and garland as well as stand in for napkin rings. Use mittens to house cutlery at place settings, use berries, nuts or oranges to fill jars and insert a candle. Use branches in vases and hang ornaments or Christmas cards for color. Expand your garland by combining real and fake greenery, and dress with string and candy canes. Prop and Stage Hang skates, hockey sticks, mittens and scarves in strategic locations; like around a lantern, or lean outside for a pop of seasonal festivity. Gift wrap empty boxes to pile on steps or make vignettes on chairs and shelves. Think of everyday items to repurpose, for example, wagons full of cut wood or baskets full of fruit and branches. Fill rubber boots with greenery for creative displays and use blankets for table coverings. Everyday items are awaiting your creative take on cottage Christmas design! By: Joanne Clark

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Kids!! Don’t Forget to Write to Santa before December 10th to Get a Letter Back! There's room for everyone on the Nice List at Santa’s Office this Christmas! Santa has Postal Elves who are ready to help Santa answer letters each year. There are 3 important rules to remember when sending a letter to Santa: Make sure to include your full return address. Santa may know where you live, but his postal elves need this information to deliver your letter!

 Santa really loves to read about children’s favourite sports, jokes, school activities or family fun (even if Mom and Dad help with the writing). And, of course, he loves to get pictures and drawings from even his youngest pen pals!  Send your letter soon. December 11 is the last day to mail letters to Santa (it’s a long way to the North Pole and back!). Letters mailed after December 11 may not receive a reply before Christmas, so remind the kids to get on it!

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SANTA CLAUS NORTH POLE H0H 0H0 CANADA Courtesy of the Elves at Canada Post

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Barn & Bunkie in Fenelon Falls is about to Explode into Christmas Looking for unique gift ideas? Check! ✔ Need to bump up your Christmas décor? Check! ✔ Trying to source out the perfect piece of statement furniture? Check! ✔ Ready to do some repurposing or refinishing? Check! ✔ Let’s start with your Christmas list: you’ll find Two Fishes Pottery, Glee Jewellery from British Columbia, candles from Kawartha Candle Co., Ruby’s Closet travel wear, Perth Soap Co. products, locally crafted charcuterie boards, purses from Stoney Lake Textiles, Turkish towels and everything “Lake Life”, from clothing and hand-made lake pennants to mugs, pillows and so much more. And if you’re still stumped, the creative team at Barn & Bunkie will be happy to put together a custom-made gift basket for you. Christmas decorating just got so much easier – they have wicker Christmas trees, planter baskets, quilts, rugs, throws, pillows and faux foliage just to name a few. How about a gorgeous buffalo plaid tablecloth? Embrace this year’s big decorating trend in a bold way and add some serious pop to your dinner table. Top it off with a few items from their quirky kitchenware section, and your family and friends will love it!

thing, you can freshen up that special piece with Fusion Mineral Paints, for which Barn & Bunkie is an authorized dealer, or choose from their selection of vintage drawer pulls and doorknobs. Plan to make Fenelon Falls your Christmas shopping destination, and your first stop should be Barn & Bunkie!

free – food bank donations are welcomed and will benefit Kawartha Lakes Food Source. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind show! Barn & Bunkie can ship anything they sell – located at 7 May Street, Fenelon Falls, they are open year ‘round. Check them out on Facebook and Instagram, call 705-887-0304 or email

And don’t forget to check out the 7th Annual Barn & Bunkie Holiday Market: December 7th and 8th, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre. Over 40 artisans and vendors will be on hand, with products to delight and amaze! There is ample free parking, and admission is also

If you’re thinking about switching out your current table, or bringing in the perfect piece of furniture to complete your holiday home, then you have to check out the adjacent Bunkhouse - it is a treasure trove of vintage furniture items! If DIY is your

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The Love of Metal “Perfection of the art is the goal – making money at it is the bonus” So says Christina Handley, a professional photographer and metal artist who pursues perfection while farming full-time with her husband, Boyd, on their farm near Burnt River, Ontario.

Old milk cans, stovepipes, shovels, handsaws – any piece of metal is fair game when her creative juices are flowing. She also uses new material but loves when it becomes gilded with rust and weather.

Since 1997 she has created art through the lens of her camera, and success has come through her love of horses, the results of which have found their way to the covers of “Horse Sport” (her first cover) and “Horse Illustrated”, among others.

Her inspirations come from everyday experiences – life on the farm with Boyd, their menagerie of animals, and the natural beauty which surrounds them. Her philosophy is borne of being a cancer survivor. “It gives you a more immediate perspective – it tells you that life is short, and it pushes you to do more of what you want to do.”

An artist herself, Handley has always had an appreciation for art across many disciplines – but she says, “I have always loved metal - it is my art purchase of choice”, and eventually it became her medium of choice. Three years ago, she bought a plasma cutter on a whim, and within four months she was taking orders for her pieces. She started out using – what else? – horses as her subject matter, on everything from round saw blades and old oil tanks to sheets of steel just waiting to be transformed. As her art evolved, she created mandalas, the intricacy of which are mind-boggling; ranging in diameter from 32 inches to 7 ½ feet, each has its own unique design. Her nature-themed pieces feature leaves, flowers, butterflies, mushrooms and more and range from garden art and home décor to functional pieces like fire rings. Each unique piece is hand-drawn and hand-cut – not a computer in sight.

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Whereas the highlight of her photographic career was her first magazine cover, her greatest sense of accomplishment as a metal artist came when she was commissioned to create four metal panels featuring maple leaves, which were installed along the bridge in Fenelon Falls ON. Handley’s work appears in local art galleries and shops, and most weekends in the summer see her loading up her “Art Cart” and heading off to art festivals and shows throughout the area. Social media has given her massive exposure and she now ships throughout Canada and the US. You can follow her on Facebook @ HandleyAcresCustomCreations. By Belinda Wilson

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Lifetime Bath Reno in Just One Day Lifestyle Home Products Here is a recent Lifestyle bath tub replacement and installation. At this home in the area, this bath tub renovation process started at 8:30 AM and was done when the homeowner arrived home at 6:00 PM.

The finished Lifestyle One-Day Bath project.

8:30 AM: This “BEFORE” photo shows the old bath area.

The old walls and tiles of the bath area are removed back to the studs.

Lifestyle disposes of the old tub. The area is made clean and dry. New plumbing is installed.

Lifestyle’s new, lifetime bath tub is brought inside, ready to install.

Walls are back-framed for grab bars and accessories.

Dry fit prep of the tub is done before being secured in place with adhesive.

Corner adhesive is applied over the new marine drywall, then the patented triple-lock seal corners to repel water.

Precision measuring is done for the 3 acrylic walls.

All acrylic walls are cut on site to ensure a custom fit.

After the new bath and shower fixtures are installed, the safety grab bars and soap caddy are added.

The Factory showroom for Lifestyle Home Products is located at 944 Crawford Dr., Peterborough. Visit or call 1-800-465-0593 for your free, in-home estimate.

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Hooked Leisure Fishing with Pro Angler Mike Williams

A Well-Stocked Tackle Box is a Gift that Keeps on Giving Do you have a fishing fanatic in your life? ‘Tis the season for gift giving and I know there are a few fishing enthusiasts looking forward to some tackle under the tree. If you know what type of fish they enjoy casting a lure for, this is a great guide to do some holiday shopping with, ensuring your loved ones have a wellstocked tackle box come Spring! Remember, the type of gear you want to use is always species specific. Pan Fish For panfish and crappie I would suggest small, brightly coloured tube baits, twister tails, or small swim-baits rigged on light 1/16oz jig heads. These can be rigged with bobbers, or a float for strike indications or not. Medium to light spinning gear spooled with light line 4-8lb test monofilament line to target pan fish. Walleye You want to have an assortment of Rapalas J-9 or straight, in Perch Pattern or Black and Gold. Another versatile option is a lipless rattling crankbait, such as a Cotton Cordell Rattlin Rap in the Fire Tiger Colour, which can be reeled in steady or jig retrieved to trigger strikes from not-so-active fish. Heavier jig heads ¼- ½ also work well tipped with a twister tail grub, Gulp or live minnows.

These are tried and tested methods to catch early season walleye. Medium to medium heavy spinning or bait casting gear spooled with 10-20lb monofilament or braided line to target walleye. Pike Pike are very aggressive in nature and will strike at most anything that comes near their immediate territory. A spinner bait is a great way to cover water and trigger strikes from these toothy critters. Pike also love jerk baits like a Bomber Long A and larger soft plastic swim-baits. Be sure you have a good set of pliers, jaw spreaders and gloves on hand to help with unhooking these toothy beasts and be very careful when handling these fish as they are powerful and can easily flop around and get a hook stuck in you! Medium heavy to heavy spinning or bait casting gear strung up with 20-50 lb braid with a 6-10-inch wire leader to target the tooth infested pike. I hope some of my tips help you find the perfect gift – maybe it’s a gift to yourself! Either way, happy fishing and tight lines everyone! By Mike Williams, Pro Angler & Owner of Williams Outfitters in Curve Lake First Nation

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Reclaimed Wood Ideas that You Can DIY With a wide variety of reclaimed wood available in all sizes, grains and colors it isn’t hard to see why it has become a trend that fits right in at the cottage. Reclaimed wood can be sourced from an assortment of places, and in items such as pallets, old flooring, and shiplap or barn board. There is always some for sale somewhere, you just need to find it - finding a consistent supply can be tricky. I have had luck with companies that recover items prior to demolishing old buildings or barns. Pallets are around everywhere and with a little elbow grease they can develop a personality of their own. With these one of a kind pieces you can create so many things. It’s all about imagination, so start to think of features or accents that you’ve been dreaming to recreate. I’ve seen so many beautiful projects over the years, and I find it so inspiring to see how much wood is still loved enough to revive an old piece for a new use. Some wood looks better if left untouched where as others hide their character under the surface, much like people. Feature walls or ceilings are very popular. With a saw, some adhesive, nails, a level and a tape measure, it becomes a very

achievable DIY goal. Cut, glue and nail your first row, repeat with additional rows making sure to always check for level; or design a specific pattern or shape. As you go, check the rows and keep them the same distance from the ceilings and walls for a good sightline. The results will change the room completely, making it a unique reflection of you. Here are a few more ideas to get your imagination flowing: - A kitchen island, faux beams, firewood boxes, book shelves, coat hangers, benches, picture frames, shutters, window trims or even a headboard. The possibilities really are endless! Wood itself is so versatile, and by using a reclaimed piece, you are preserving its aged beauty - while adding a bit of your own. Happy Creating! Resident DIY Guru; Dave Linkert, Port 32 Marshall Homes, Bobcaygeon

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Pow Wow

Celebrating Our First Nations An opportunity to form new friendships and renew old ones, it’s a time for dancers to display their stunning regalia while they honour the powerful traditions of their ancestors; Pow Wows are not just for entertainment – they are a celebration of culture and spirituality, a time for prayer and ceremony, and to tell stories of war, history and honour through dance. Nestled on the side of a hill in Lance Wood Park beside the sparkling waters of Chemong Lake, is a clearing surrounded

by tall trees where the annual Curve Lake Pow Wow takes place on the third weekend of September. It’s an enchanted setting, perfect for these gatherings where singers and drummers sit in the centre of a circle while dancers move around them in a clockwise direction, engaging in a unique dialogue with their Creator. It wasn’t always this way though. In 1876, the Indian Act made it illegal for the Indigenous people of Canada to conduct traditional ceremonies such as the Pow Wow. However, after petitioning by First Nations people these beautiful practices were revived, and now all are welcome to attend public Pow Wows. Respect for the ceremony, the regalia, and Pow Wow etiquette is imperative – direction is provided by an MC. A sacred fire is lit on the Friday night and the Pow Wow begins with a sunrise

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ceremony at 6 am on Saturday. At noon on both days, Veterans are honoured for the sacrifices they’ve made, then all dancers take part in the Grand Entry. Throughout the day spectators enjoy Traditional Men’s and Women’s dancing defined by more subdued regalia, while Men’s Fancy and Women’s Fancy Shawl dancers bring vibrant splashes of colour to the circle entrancing audience members with their swirling, complex movements. Grass dancers also have colourful regalia and move their heads to the rhythm of the drum, while Jingle Dress dancers step through their special healing dance at a slower pace. The Intertribal dance provides an opportunity for audience members to join in the celebration of this rich culture that thrives on its connection to community through spirituality. Moira Gale

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Those Were The Days “Tick Tock, Tick Tock”

November, December, the end of another year, or has it been a year? The months have gone fleeting by so quickly it seems like I just took the Christmas decorations down and it is already time to put them up again. The orange and red leaves have loosed their moorings, beckoning rakes to be taken out of garage storage and hinting all too soon to be replaced by snow shovels. My mother had a sage saying she repeated often, “days are long but the years are short.” How very true. I recently had a conversation with my cousin recalling when I was in grade two elementary school. My class, along with all the other Windsor, Ontario students, were issued small Union Jack flags and on June 6, 1939 we were bused to greet King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth who were making a whirlwind tour of Canada. Five years later our allies stormed the beaches at Normandy, June 6, D Day. A scant ten years quickly passed when I found myself standing at an altar as my bride-to-be walked down the aisle; it is hard to believe but that was sixty-five years ago. Has it been that long, where has the time gone? How well I remember when I was eleven years old - car horns honking, dancing in the streets, toilet paper rolls streamed across hydro wires and the air raid sirens finally silenced, the war was over and our brave men and women were coming home. But many, far too many, lay beneath foreign soil; on November 11th we remember them. It is sometimes hard to fathom WW II ended seventy-five years ago and so many of the warriors who were there have since taken their place in heaven, but we will remember them this year, next year and I pray many more years to come. Christmas, what a magical, wonderful time of year. So many years have flown by and so many memories are encased in the caverns of my mind: Dad lifting me up to place the angel atop our tree, asking Santa for a violin when I was only five years old and finding one among my presents, a toy one, albeit a violin. Salvation Army musicians playing carols under the light of a street lamp, the family gathering from far and wide to celebrate together with hugs, kisses and the best of well wishes. The long table when fifty-four relatives and friends sat for a Christmas feast. How I remember, after I was married, loading the trunk with presents and driving the many miles with my own family to be with my parents and siblings. There were nine of us, Mom and Dad, four sisters and two brothers, they are all gone and I am the only one left. Where has all the time gone? I liken life to be a steep hill, difficult to climb but when we reach the top and begin the slide down we seem to go faster and faster as the years go swiftly by, indeed, where has all the time gone? From my family to yours, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year. By: Russ Sanders

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Discovery Kids Camps

at the Peterborough Museum & Archive The Peterborough Museum & Archives (PMA) has over 30 years’ experience providing quality children’s programming for families in the Peterborough community. Some of our earliest campers, now parents, send their own children to the camps they once loved. The PMA offers a variety of educational and fun camps year-round during most school breaks including: Summer Discovery Camps, March Break, P.A. Days, and over the winter holiday. Themes are selected with kids’ interests in mind – striving to cover topics that will keep our campers excited and engaged, our programming is interactive, well-paced and age appropriate. We want to create an unforgettable experience that will foster a love of creative learning to last a lifetime. Located within Ashburnham Memorial Park, atop Armour Hill, the PMA is just steps from the world-famous Peterborough Lift Lock and the Trent-Severn Waterway. On the museum grounds, there are several walking trails, a playground, pavilion, and a beautiful view of the city. This natural setting is the perfect location for children to play in and explore.

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In addition to camp offered during school breaks, the PMA also offers “Kids Only – Discovery After Dark” which is an opportunity for children ages 6 to 11 to experience the museum after-hours, while the exhibits are under dimmed lights and free of visitors. This unique camp program is also an excellent excuse for parents to enjoy a date night (or simply some down-time free of kids) as it is offered during select Saturday evenings – typically once per month. Perhaps you work with or volunteer for a children’s community group. The PMA will also customize programming for your group during most evenings and weekends. There is an excellent multi-purpose classroom that can be used for meetings, followed by guided tours of our galleries, crafts, games, teambuilding, or anything else your group might need.

for more information: 705.743.5180 Don’t forget to “like” and “follow” the PMA on: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! The Peterborough Museum & Archives 300 Hunter St E, Peterborough, 705-743-5180

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Ontario Snowmobile Trails

It’s that time of year again, summer is now a memory, fall has come and gone, and winter is upon us. So, what are you going to do with yourself for the next few months ‘til spring? Why limit your cottage time to three seasons when you can experience excitement and adventure on more than 30,000 kilometers of Ontario Snowmobile Trails across Ontario. With an abundance of snow and consistent winters, Central Ontario is the perfect place to experience groomed trails; enjoying Mother Nature at her best, while seeing sights only accessible by snowmobile. Snowmobiling is a family-friendly sport that can be enjoyed by men and women, young or old, experienced or novice riders. Nothing beats the feeling of freedom and exhilaration as you cruise down your favorite trail, heading out on your next snowmobiling adventure with family and friends alongside. Snowmobiling gives you access to places you would normally not be able to travel any other time of the year. No matter where you go, every ride is a new adventure bringing you closer to nature and wildlife, permitting views of pristine winter landscapes and providing a thrill like no other. The Central Eastern Area Snowmobile Region (CEASR) consists of seven Snowmobile Clubs including; Havelock District, Buckhorn District, Mazinaw Powerline, Old Hastings Sno Riders, Paudash Trail Blazers, Stoney Lake Sno Riders and Twin

Mountains Snowmobile Club. Our volunteers work year-round to provide you with more than 1500 km of groomed trails from the Kawarthas through Bancroft and over to Mazinaw Country. Our season typically runs from late December through to late March; and last season CEASR had the first available trails for riders to enjoy. The CEASR trail network leads into most local communities and allows access to fuel, food and lodging for riders out for a daytrip or saddle-bagging on a multi-day run. The trails are well signed and easy to navigate. Looking to plan a ride? You can access the online Interactive Trails guide (ITG) available at ofsc. and for the mobile crowd, the Go Snowmobiling Ontario app can be purchased for Apple and Android devices. No matter what you choose, both are user friendly, allowing you to check trail availability and plan your route including stops for fuel, food or lodging. To access OFSC Prescribed Snowmobile Trails, visit today and get your 2020 Ontario Snowmobile Trail Permit. If you are new to snowmobiling or have been considering getting back on the trails after a few years’ absence, your best bet for an enjoyable experience is to hook up with some seasoned riders

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who can introduce you to the trails, and guide you for a few trips. Contact your local Snowmobile Club and ask about joining a ride or about any upcoming events. You won’t be disappointed Ontario snowmobilers are a welcoming, friendly bunch, enthusiastic about sharing the best winter has to offer with new riders. Our region has so much to offer with diverse terrain and scenery, trails will take you on an adventure over abandoned rail corridors, forest access roads, woodland trails as well as staked lake trails. The possibilities are as endless as your enthusiasm to ride, from short family daytrips to longer full or multi-day rides. All this is available from your cottage or nearby staging area, so what are you waiting for? Get out this winter and discover our beautiful region from a whole new perspective when you Go Snowmobiling Ontario!

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Let It Snow A World of Flavours Await You at Euro Delight

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we've no place to go, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. It doesn't show signs of stopping, And I brought some corn for popping; The lights are turned way down low, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect party platter this holiday season, or the perfect gift to check off your Christmas list, look no further than Euro Delight in Lindsay’s Whitney Town Centre. Their made-to-order gift baskets start at only $25.99, and you can choose from a wide assortment of goodies, including: · Chocolates and selection boxes from the UK · German marzipan, chocolates & gingerbread · Sinterklaas treats from Holland · Scottish shortbreads · Assorted candies, jams, jellies · Specialty cookies & crackers

When we finally say good night, How I'll hate going out in the storm; But if you really hold me tight, All the way home I'll be warm. The fire is slowly dying, And, my dear, we're still good-bye-ing, But as long as you love me so. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne 1945

Euro Delight party platters feature the finest local and international meats and cheeses: · 90+ varieties of cheese from around the world along with locally made · Deli meats from the finest Dutch & German meat-packers · Brandt meats · Gluten-free meats Why not give a beautiful cheese board as a gift? Their knowledgeable staff can select the perfect combination for someone on your list. European groceries, fine foods, teas and sweets, mustards, condiments and spices are a great way to add something special to your holiday cooking and entertaining. Visit Euro Delight during St. Nicholas Days – Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30. You will find lots of in-store specials, and receive a free gift with purchases over $50, while supplies last. One per Customer. You will find Euro Delight, right beside M&M Meats, in the Whitney Town Centre, 370 Kent St. W., Lindsay ON, online at and on Facebook, or call 705-878-4157.

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CHOCOLATE SALAMI A trick for the eye, this holiday cookie is the season’s tastiest treat! Ingredients & Amounts


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1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Toast hazelnuts for 10 minutes in oven on a baking sheet. Transfer onto a clean dishcloth. Gather them up in the dishcloth and rub them, removing their skins. Grind hazelnuts to a fine consistency.

1½ cups of hazelnuts 1 cup of blanched almonds 1½ cups of walnuts 3 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate 1 cup of icing sugar zest of 1 orange ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon pinch of ground nutmeg pinch of ground cloves 1 extra-large egg, room temperature • ½ cup of icing sugar for dusting and rolling • kosher salt for dusting

2. Grind the walnuts and chocolate to a fine consistency using a hand or nut grinder. 3. Roughly chop the blanched almonds. 4. Place all of the ingredients into a medium-sized stainless steel bowl and stir together to combine. 5. Place the bowl onto the bottom of a double boiler with simmering water. Stir the mixture until the chocolate and icing sugar melt and the warm mixture holds shape when pressed firmly with a spoon. 6.

Place a rectangular piece of parchment paper onto your work surface and sprinkle with icing sugar. Transfer half of the salami dough onto the parchment paper, forming it into a log shape. Wrap the log up tightly in the parchment paper to complete the salami shape. Repeat with the remaining dough. Refrigerate for an hour or more or leave in a cool place to harden.

7. To serve: Unwrap salami. Roll in additional icing sugar before slicing into ¼-inch rounds. Sprinkle with a tiny pinch of kosher salt before serving.

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SIRLOIN TIP ROAST There is nothing quite like a perfectly prepared Sirloin Tip Roast for the holidays. Ingredients • • • • • •

1 - 3.75 pound sirloin tip roast, room temperature 1 head of garlic, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons each of fresh rosemary, thyme and sage, finely chopped 1 tablespoon of kosher salt 1 tablespoon of black pepper 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Instructions 1. Remove roast from fridge an hour and a half before preparing. 2. Preheat oven to 450°F with the rack in the middle position. Cut small holes into the outside of the roast and insert a slice of garlic in each. Place prepared herbs, salt, pepper and oil into a small bowl, stir together to form a paste. Rub paste evenly over the outside of roast before placing it, fat side up, on a wire rack in a roasting pan. 3. Place roast in oven for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 325°F and cook to desired doneness using a meat thermometer. 4. Remove from oven and cover loosely with foil for 10 minutes. 5. Slice roast and serve immediately.

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What is Polarized?? Christmas Gift Ideas for Elderly Loved Ones As the holiday season approaches, you might be wondering what gifts to buy elderly loved ones. In many cases, these individuals already have everything they need, so finding something that is sure to bring a smile to their faces might be difficult. Here are several wonderful Christmas gift ideas:

The Gift of Time

Truly the best gift of all is the gift of time spent with you. Many of today's elderly are lonely and homebound. Coming to visit for several hours for an afternoon of conversation is perhaps the best gift you can ever give. If you don't have the time to visit yourself, perhaps someone in your immediate family can take your place. If you do have the time, consider visiting living relatives once each week during the holiday season to help ward off thoughts of loved ones who are no longer living.

The Gift of Senior Care Services

Many of today's seniors find themselves with inadequate financial resources as well as limited mobility. Arranging for an hour of help from experienced caregivers each week is a thoughtful gift that would probably mean more than anything you could buy in a store. Lots of different services are offered, including light housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation, and companionship. Even if you cannot afford to provide this special gift for an entire year, why not consider doing so for as long as you can?

The Gift of Senior-Friendly Items

As people age, dexterity and mobility are often diminished. Each of the following items is designed for ease of use: • Remote controllers with oversized buttons • Weighted forks, knives, and spoons • Lights that turn on and off with tapping • Large-print magazines, crossword puzzles, and books

The Gift of Comfort Items

Have you ever wondered what causes you to lose color when you’re looking at nature? Such as, why the leaves are not as vibrant in comparison to what you see in photos? Or, why we squint in the sun? The answer to that question is glare. Glare: A light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted; "a glare of sunlight". Common situations where glare is perceived could be when you are driving behind someone and their back windshield becomes more like a mirror than a looking like glass, or when you’re looking in the water and all you can see is a reflection of the sun, instead of seeing the bottom of the pool or lake. One of the most common places we notice glare is a bright winter morning with snowfall from the night before, all you see is a sheen of light on the snow. If you have ever experienced any of these issues, I would highly recommend a good, solid pair of polarized sunglasses. Polarization is an internal filter in sunglasses that helps remove glare from your vision, which aids in reducing fatigue when exposed to sunlight for extended periods of time; it also improves vibrant colors that we see in nature. There are plenty of different brands, prices and styles of sunglasses out there. My recommendation is not to just look for brand or price, but to go and try them on during a nice sunny day - whether it be Winter or Summer, and see what is the most comfortable fit for you. Good quality sunglasses, if found properly can easily be used for many years; with that said, a good quality sunglass is more of an investment into the quality of your vision, protecting it for many years to come. With so many different brands out there, it is great to have help deciding! You are more than welcome to call or pop into the store to ask for recommendations – we are always happy to help. EyeTech VisionCare 705-760-9696 1840 Lansdowne St. W., Unit 6, Peterborough

While many seniors have what they need to perform daily tasks, comfort items are often appreciated. You might want to gift one or more of the following items during the holiday season: • Hand and foot creams and lotions • Sugar-free candies and cookies • Scented soaps • Lap blankets for the car or armchair

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EyeTech VisionCare! EyeTech VisionCare is a new business that recently opened its doors, serving the Peterborough area. Owner Tim Mak has been in the optical field for 15 years, and has served many communities in the GTA and surrounding area. EyeTech VisionCare offers free repairs and adjustments, whether the product was purchased with them, or not. Located in the MapleRidge Plaza at 1840 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough, and they are one of very few optical stores that is open on Sundays for customer convenience. Combined, Owner, Tim Mak and Marleen - Store Manager, have a collective 27 years of experience, making them leaders in their industry! Rencee their Marketing and Promotions Coordinator, offers her hands to many charities, such as Hospice, YMCA, Heart and Stroke, MS Society, and many more.  Community is very important to Tim and his team and he has made arrangements to visit local retirement homes offering his services to residents in need, free of charge.   EyeTech strives to offer an affordable and fashionable solution for

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all, based on any budget, and offers direct billing to most major Insurance Companies. During the months of November and December, when you bring in a toy for the local Toy Drive you will receive a discount toward your RX glasses. At EyeTech Vision Care you will find a great selection of very fashionable eyewear lines, such as Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss, Lightec, and a very durable line for kids, Nano.  They also carry popular Maui Jim and Smith sunglasses that are easily converted to prescription lenses.  Tim personally handles all contact lens fittings and requirements that you may have – meaning they can assist in all of your prescription eye care needs!  The Team at EyeTech VisionCare would love to hear from you! Call them today at 705 760 9693

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16th Annual Peterborough Business Excellence Awards Honour Local Business Leaders The 2019 Business Excellence Awards, sponsored by Bell, were handed out at the awards ceremony which was held at Showplace Performance Centre on October 16th, 2019. The 16th annual ceremony, presented by the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is designed to publicly recognize and honour local businesses, and business leaders who have demonstrated a passion for excellence. "We see our local business owners striving for excellence daily� Says Ben vanVeen, Chair of the Chamber Board of Directors. “From small acts to large decisions, they come together to help make our community a thriving place to live, work, and play." Hosted by Megan Murphy, the ceremony featured video profiles of more than 50 businesses and individuals in 20 categories; including Skilled Trades, 4-Under-40, Notfor-Profit, Marketing & Promotion, and Employer of the Year. Recipients were announced live on stage, in front of 500 members of the local business community.

The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce also announced Carmela Valles, owner of Carmela Valles Immigration Consulting as the recipient of the Business Citizen of the Year Award, sponsored by Nexicom. Since the Chamber of Commerce is a business-tobusiness organization, the role and effect that a nominee for the Business Citizen of the Year Award has had in the business community is extremely important. The Chamber of Commerce also recognizes the importance of volunteerism within the broader community. Carmela joins a long list of Business Citizens of the Year, who have all made a significant contribution to the community. The Chamber congratulates all of the 2019 finalists and recipients. To learn more about these exceptional businesses and business leaders in our community, check out the 2019 video profiles at Watch for the opening of the call for nominations for the 2020 awards in April, and consider nominating your business!

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Sally Harding Named Kawartha Chamber Citizen of the Year Sally Harding, President & CEO of Nightingale Nursing, is the Kawartha Chamber’s 2019 Citizen of the Year. Harding has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the area, both as a businessperson and community supporter. As a dedicated Rotarian for fifteen years, Harding gravitated to youth projects. She has hosted ten international exchange students, and through Rotary’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity, provided mentorship and advice to their Youth Council. Harding served on the Hospital Foundation Board for nine years, and the Kawartha Chamber Board for over six years, serving two terms as President. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Innovation Cluster.

Ten awards were presented at the Chamber’s 20th Annual Awards of Excellence & Social Gala on October 10th at Lakefield College School. The recipients include: Commercial Development/Renovation: Kawartha Lakes Construction Finalists: Lock Stop Cafe, Sweet Competition Sponsored by BALL Real Estate Inc., Brokerage Customer Service Excellence: Home Suite Home Transitions Finalists: Bell’s Garage, Lang Pioneer Village Museum, Nexicom, Village Pet Food & Supply Sponsored by CIBC Entrepreneur Innovation: Entomo Farms Finalists: Emily Mae’s Cookies, PKA SoftTouch, TreeWell Sponsored by Herod Financial Services

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Not-for-Profit Excellence: Lakefield Literary Festival Finalists: BEL Rotary Club, Camp Kawartha, Curve Lake First Nation Cultural Centre, The Canadian Canoe Museum Sponsored by Darling Insurance Retailer of the Year: Griffin’s Greenhouses Finalists: Kingdon Timber Mart, Paris Marine, Village Pet Food & Supply Sponsored by Nexicom Service Sector Excellence: Whelan’s Flooring Centre Finalists: BALL Real Estate, Swanky Events Sponsored by ISL Insurance Brokers Tourism/Hospitality Excellence: The Kawartha Buttertart Factory Finalists: Scotsman Point Resort, Westwind Inn Sponsored by Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development

Outstanding Business Achievement: Central Smith Finalists: Beachwood Resort, Cottage Toys, T.G. Quirk Garage Sponsored by County of Peterborough Young Professional: Jillian Harrington, Clearview Cottage Resort Finalists Not Announced Sponsored by Community Futures Peterborough Citizen of the Year: Sally Harding Finalists Not Announced Sponsored by RBC For more information about award recipients and finalists, please visit www. The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism proudly represents businesses in Curve Lake First Nation and the Municipalities of Douro-Dummer, North Kawartha, Selwyn & Trent Lakes.

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Christmas with the Fenelon Falls Payge’s Paradise Makes a Splash Chamber with Handmade Bath Products Come celebrate Christmas in Fenelon Falls! The holiday season is full of events and activities for all ages. Santa Day will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on Saturday, November 30th from 11 am to 4 pm followed by the spectacular nighttime parade and fireworks. The Passport to Christmas shopping promotion is back. Every time you shop at a participating business in the month of December you increase your chances of winning one of the fabulous prize baskets. Make easy work of your Christmas shopping list and find unique, Canadian made gifts at our local shops or Christmas bazaars. Shopping can work up an appetite so take a break at one of our local eateries. Whether you just need a quick coffee and sweet treat, a fun evening at the pub or a special holiday dinner, you’ll find all that and more in Fenelon Falls. There are also new restaurants opening in time for the holiday season, so make the trip to try something new or relax at an old favourite. Finish off the season with a New Year’s Eve party at a local establishment or the free family event at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre. The village of Fenelon Falls invites everyone to spend the holidays with us as we share in the excitement and wonder of the season.

Young entrepreneur Payge Creasy is a 12 year old with a passion for self-care, and she is on a roll! Her business, Payge’s Paradise, located in Peterborough began last April and has really taken off. Payge was motivated to start her own business after helping in her Aunt’s business, and after speaking with her Mom – took the step to create her own legacy, and she is focussed on making it grow. Payge makes handmade, chemical free bath products like: Body Butter, Body Scrub, Shower Steamer, Bath Salts and Candles. Her top recommended products are her Body Butters which works amazingly on burns, and sunburns healing them quickly; and the Body Scrub - another popular product that Payge says helps to prevent wrinkles, the scrub contains orange peel powder which introduces much needed vitamin C into your body and skin. This gal has really done her research and knows loads about the ingredients she uses in all her products. Payge makes all of her products by hand right in her own home, melting butters and oils to make chemical and fragrance-free products, which Payge says is important because using chemicals can cause damage and harm to the skin. Payge’s recent accomplishments include having Basket Express take her products to offer in their baskets, and Harley Farms will be stocking her products both in-store and online. Payge is also a member of the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, and is working on her website. When I asked Payge why she loves making these products she said, “I love to make people happy, feel special and welcome! I am caring, and make sure that every customer I have finds especially what they are looking for.” To order any of Payge’s products you can find her business on Facebook where she has an online store – or find her at many local handmade markets throughout the year. Payge’s Paradise

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Ernie and a Dutch military medic at the cross of Sacrifice in the Reichswald Forest Cemetery, Kleve, Germany.

Canadian Veteran Returns to the Netherlands 75 Years Later In 1944, young Private Ernie Wiles, a paratrooper with the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, found himself in the air above Holland, in the middle of a war. 75 years later his vantage point was considerably more comfortable, and much less dangerous, as he found himself once again touching down in The Netherlands. The opportunity to return was thanks to the generosity of a group of Dutch businessmen, and their desire to acknowledge the debt owed to those Allied Forces members who fought to liberate Holland during World War II, by paying for a group of Veterans to return and receive a hero’s welcome. The trip occurs annually, coinciding with the anniversary of Operation Market Garden, which resulted in the liberation of the Dutch cities of Eindhoven  and  Nijmegen and several smaller towns. So, on September 12, Wiles, who now resides in Lindsay, Ontario, found himself in the company of two other Canadian veterans, as well as three American and twelve British veterans, all bound for Europe for 10 days of celebrations and 75th Anniversary commemorations. Most of the participants were aged 95 and up – “at 93, Ernie was the baby of the group,” says Larry Day, who helped to organize the trip and accompanied the veterans overseas. Day adds, “Ernie got to talk to the British and American paratroopers,

and instant friendships were made. It was as if seventy-five years had just melted away.” There were many activities planned for the veterans, and everywhere they went they were greeted with such enthusiasm. “Everybody knew we were coming!” says Wiles. “I couldn’t ever have dreamed we would be treated like that after all these years!” He explains that wherever they went, they had to work their way through a crowd. “Everybody was cheering and shaking our hands – I really did feel like a rock star,” he adds. One of the highlights of the trip was a football game in Arnhem. Day says, “the Veterans were announced and as they entered the field the stadium went wild!” Wiles adds to that by saying “everybody in the stadium stood up and cheered – we couldn’t hear a thing except the roar of the crowd.” There were also quiet visits to cemeteries, get-togethers with Dutch cadets, and many other events which allowed the Dutch people to say thank you with sincerity and fanfare. Looking back on the trip, Wiles acknowledges the support of Fenelon Falls Legion Branch 238, which worked to arrange additional funding to cover insurance costs for his trip. “I couldn’t have done it without them,” he explains. “It really was a “bucket list” trip, and I am so grateful to everyone who helped make this happen.” By Belinda Wilson

Ernie with Canadian Veteran Georgina Roswell andCanadian Defense Attache Tim Young at the Oosterbeg Cemetery

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Youth Entrepreneur Award Cottage Country Lifestyle Magazine offers heartfelt congratulations to Jailea MacDonald on winning the Youth Entrepreneurial Award at this year’s Peterborough Women’s Expo.

A Permanent Kind of Love

Jailea is a 15-year-old entrepreneur who sells handmade goods specifically for pet lovers. At the Women’s Expo this year Jailea had a table full of treasures to be sold. From collars and adorable little bandanas to signs and Christmas ornaments there is a little something for each and every human wanting to show their pet some love.

John and Lynn Vangalis have a huge space in their hearts for animals, and with a crew of loving pets at home it’s not hard to see how they feel when they talk about their fur-babies. Ten years ago, the couple opened Inspiration Tattoo on Chemong Rd. in Peterborough, and for the past five years they have been heading up an event which raises money for animals in need.

With the $1000 award provided by SDP Communications, Jailea now has the support to grow her small business while focussing on her true passion - giving back to her local community through donations to local pet shelters. Jailea has been a dog lover from the time she was quite young and says ‘I’m obsessed with dogs, and someday I would like to open a pet rescue & veterinary centre. There I hope to offer services for all kinds of pets and pet owners that are affordable and achievable for everyone. I think it is hard to have to say goodbye to a pet just because you can’t afford the care it needs in special circumstances.”

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Pawprint Days 2019 - an event where you can choose a paw print and have it tattooed on you for charity, was held at Inspiration Tattoo from October 25-27th 2019 – with another (4th) day opened up for high demand as they had an 8-page waiting list for appointments! John, who has been tattooing for 30+ years, did 165 tattoos over the course of the 3-day event raising $8850. 100% of these proceeds were donated to the Lakefield Animal Welfare Society this year. LAWS is a No Kill Shelter located in Lakefield which runs with no Government funding, so they rely heavily on individuals who are able to donate, along with fundraising opportunities like Pawprint Days.

Jailea has also been working hard to make frequent donations to many local shelters. Not yet old enough to volunteer, but still wanting to make a difference, she has even gone as far as asking for pet food as Christmas presents from her family which she then donates to needy shelters. When you speak with Jailea you can see the passion in her eyes as she speaks about wanting to make a difference in her community and the communities of animal lovers everywhere; we can’t wait to see what she does next!

John and Lynn of Inspiration Tattoo also linked up with the Peterborough Chrysler team collecting donations on-site for their “Fill Our Trucks for LAWS” event - where donations of shelter wish list items like pet food, cleaning supplies and litter were collected in trucks provided by Peterborough Chrysler. Cottage Country Emily participated in the event, getting a paw print tattoo of her own while supporting a great cause. Congratulations to Inspiration Tattoo for another successful year!

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Pet Project Campaign

Receives Another $25k Pledge The Peterborough Humane Society The Peterborough Humane Society’s campaign to build its first-of-its-kind Animal Care Centre is well underway, with yet another donor pledging $25,000 towards the new Centre. The Leask family was inspired to give by their son, Todd, a dedicated supporter of the Humane Society, who has been walking dogs there for over five years.

of the new facilities, and feedback from our son Todd, we decided we needed to do something to help get this proposed new facility through to fruition as soon as possible. The biggest need was funding. We therefore have committed to a monthly charitable donation, amounting to a total of $25,000. We are confident this money will all be put to good use,” says Leask.

The Leask family toured the existing facility this past summer and were impressed with the work and dedication of the staff and volunteers, despite the limitations of the building.

The Leask family are avid dog lovers and are particularly excited about the Canada’s first Provincial Dog Rehab Centre (in partnership with the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society). Behaviour specialists will create individual rehabilitation programs for dogs needing more support because of abuse, neglect or trauma.

Designed by Peterborough-based Lett Architects, the new Peterborough Animal Care Centre will sit on 20 acres of land on Technology Drive. The purpose-built facility will be home to the Humane Society’s new Adoption and Education Centre, designed with animals’ well-being in mind, providing more space, natural light and reducing stress, and will set a new standard for animal welfare in Canada. The space will allow for expansion of the Humane Society’s outreach, education and advocacy programs, including plans for youth programming and educational partnerships with both Trent University and Fleming College. “Based on what we witnessed on tour, including a description and architects drawing

Local Humane Societies Lakefield Animal Welfare Society 2887 Lakefield Rd. • 705-652-0588

Fundraising is gaining momentum with several families and businesses pledging contributions, as well as a significant investment of $1.68 million from the City of Peterborough, $2 million from the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, and $50,000 from Community Futures Peterborough, to name but a few. The Peterborough Humane Society was established in 1941 and the current shelter was built in 1956, designed initially as a pound. While the current site has served the community well for the last 60+ years, they have outgrown the space Humane Society Of Kawartha Lakes 111 McLaughlin Rd., Lindsay • 705-878-4618 Animal Rescue Krew (ARK) 3307 Lakefield Rd., Lakefield • 705-651-0069

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Research has shown that pets make us happier and healthier, lowering blood pressure, helping us keep a healthy weight, alleviating depression, supporting people living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Autism, Alzheimer’s and much more. At Peterborough Humane Society, Our Pet Project is our way of thanking pets for making us healthier and happier by helping them become healthier and happier. Home Again Bancroft 613-474-3450 • Peterborough Humane Society 385 Lansdowne St. E., Peterborough • 705-745-7676

Mix the bouillon cube in boiling water in a mixing bowl until dissolved. Add 1 beaten egg and then add the remaining ingredients. Mix until blended - Do not over-mix. Add the dough to a floured cutting board and roll out dough. Cut with dog bone shaped cookie cutter. Place a rack on a cookie sheet and place biscuits on the rack. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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Hanging Christmas Tree Every year we make sure to add something new to our collection of Christmas decorations. Sometimes we make things, and sometimes it’s something like a new strand of lights, or another garland. This year we made something new - the kids loved decorating a second ‘tree’. We used sticks we had pruned from one of the trees in our yard, but it would add to the adventure to go out on a walk to find the perfect sticks to make your hanging tree. You will need enough sticks that you can trim them to make the multi-level shape of your tree. I then used fine wire to attach them. I started at the bottom with the largest stick and worked my way to the top of the tree. You could also use string or twine for more movement in your creation. Be sure to make a loop at the top of the tree so it can be hung up. Once I had all the branches attached the kids were able to decorate it. We used decorations we found at the dollar store, or decorations that didn’t make it onto our family Christmas tree. Tie on each decoration with a little bit of thread or fishing line. Another option, if your tree will be close enough to an outlet, is to add lights. Help your kids get creative, there are so many ideas on Pinterest or in craft books for fantastic Christmas decorations you could make yourself and use for the tree. Maybe decorate the tree with other finds from a walk in the woods; pinecones, moss, leaves. The possibilities are endless. Emily Ireland



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What is the Difference Between Tutoring, Academic Upgrading and Brain Training?

What Does Your Child Need?

TUTORING: Tutoring is basically re-teaching and reviewing what has been taught in class. If your child was sick and missed classroom instruction or if you moved and changed schools and missed some concepts or content, then tutoring will help. This assumes that your child has no problem actually understanding concepts and content. ACADEMIC UPGRADING: If your child is performing in school significantly below grade level, perhaps being moved to the next grade without mastering the concepts and content of the previous grade - a standardized academic assessment is needed to determine the missed concepts and content. An individualized, academic program can target these areas and bring the student up to their grade level. However, academic upgrading will not be as successful if there is learning challenges. BRAIN TRAINING: If your child is struggling to read or can read but has difficulty comprehending or trouble understanding math concepts or has a lot of trouble processing or comprehending information - then it is likely there is an underlying difficulty. My experience is that the primary caregiver (usually the mother) knows their child best. If you help your child with their homework and they just can’t seem to grasp the concept or you need to repeat content because it is forgotten the next day or your child repeatedly gets frustrated and shuts down or refuses to learn, then there might be a learning disability. Testing by a trained psychologist is your next best step. Tutoring is not the answer because it does not target the reason your child struggles to understand concepts or read fluently. Tutoring will actually increase the frustration level. Brain training, based on proven neuroscience can strengthen the brain much like fitness training can strengthen the body. Brain Training can improve weak cognitive skills such as short and long-term memory, auditory and visual processing, attention and reasoning. If you have concerns ask us for more information. This article is submitted by: Brian Nashman, Director, Scholars Education Centre, 113 Park St. S. ON K9J 3R8 705-742-4152 Copyright c2019

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ROCK THE RINK When: 7:00PM Where: Peterborough Memorial Centre, 151 Lansdowne St., W.

CREATIVE HANDS CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW When: 10:00AM - 4:00PM Where: Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough.

TERROR IN TINSELTOWN: A FESTIVE MURDER MYSTERY Where: Lakeview Arts Barn, 2300 Pigeon Lake Rd., Bobcaygeon.

CHRISTMAS ARTISAN MARKET When: 11:00AM - 3:00PM Where: Minden Community Centre, 55 Parkside St.

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HANDBAGS FOR HOSPICE When: 7:00PM - 10:00PM Where: The Venue, 286 George St. N., Peterborough.

CHRISTMAS AT THE MARSHLAND CENTRE When: 10:00AM - 4:00PM Where: Marshland Centre, 64 Hague Blvd., Lakefield.

A WESTBEN CHRISTMAS CAROL When: 1:00PM - 2:30PM Where: Westben, 6698 County Rd. 30 N.,Campbellford.

3RD ANNUAL "MADE IN KAWARTHA LAKES" ART SHOW & SALE Where: Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veterans Way.

JULLY BLACK When: 8:00PM Where: Academy Theatre, 2 Lindsay St., Lindsay.

NOVEMBER 14-17, 2019 FESTIVAL OF TREES When: Various Times Where: Kawartha Settlers’ Village, 85 Dunn St., Bobcaygeon.



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NOV 29 - DEC 1, 2019 2019 ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE When: Various Times Where: Kawartha Potters Guild, 993 Talwood Dr., Peterborough.

NOVEMBER 30, 2019 CHRISTMAS MARKET When: 10:30AM - 12:00PM Where: Hutchison House Museum, 270 Brock St.,Peterborough.


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YULETIDE CHEER When: 7:30PM - 10:00PM Where: Emmanuel United Church, 534 George St. N., Peterborough.

DECEMBER 1, 2019 BURTON CUMMINGS: UP CLOSE AND ALONE When: 7:30PM Where: Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St. N., Peterborough.

MICHELLE WRIGHT – A WRIGHT CHRISTMAS When: 7:30PM Where: Academy Theatre, 2 Lindsay St., Lindsay.

DECEMBER 7 & 8, 2019 BARN & BUNKIE'S 7TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY MARKET When: 10-4PM Where: Fenelon Falls Community Centre 27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls

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DECEMBER 8, 2019

THE FOOL OF CAVAN: A CHRISTMAS CAPER When: Various Dates and Times Where: St. Thomas Anglican Church, 16 Centre St. Millbrook.

THE BARRA MACNEILS AN EAST COAST CHRISTMAS When: 7:30PM Where: Academy Theatre, 2 Lindsay St., Lindsay.

THE ONCE CHRISTMAS When: 8:00PM Where: Market Hall, 3rd Floor, 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough.

DECEMBER 5, 2019 CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE When: 5:00PM - 9:00PM Where: Downtown Millbrook

DECEMBER 6 - 8, 2019 WARKWORTH FESTIVAL OF TREES When: Various Times Where: Warkworth Town Hall Centre for the Arts, 40 Main St.

DECEMBER 11, 2019 THE PAPER BAG PRINCESS When: Various Dates and Times Where: Peterborough Theatre Guild, 364 Rogers St.

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DECEMBER 22, 2019

COOKIE EXTRAVAGANZA, LUNCH, RAFFLE When: 10:00AM - 2:00PM Where: St. Paul's United Church Gathering Place, 60 Main St., Warkworth.

THE NEXT GENERATION LEAHY When: 2:00PM Where: Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St., N., Peterborough.

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DECEMBER 27, 2019

CAROLLING WITH THE DONKEYS When: 1:00PM - 4:00PM Where: PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary, 1296 Bowmanton Rd., Roseneath.

BLUE RODEO WITH SPECIAL GUEST ELLIOTT BROOD When: 8:00PM Where: Peterborough Memorial Centre, 151 Lansdowne St., W.

DECEMBER 20, 2019 SERENA RYDER - THE 2019 CHRISTMAS KISSES TOUR When: 8:00PM Where: Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St., N., Peterborough.

DECEMBER 31, 2019 NEW YEARS EVE AT THE LAB When: 8:00PM Where: Lakeview Arts Barn, 2300 Pigeon Lake Rd., Bobcaygeon.

DECEMBER 21, 2019 ELVIS: BLUE CHRISTMAS When: 8:00PM - 10:00PM Where: Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St., N., Peterborough.

CANADIAN ROOTS COUNTRY CHRISTMAS When: 7:30PM Where: Academy Theatre, 2 Lindsay St., Lindsay.

DECEMBER 7, 2019 CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT When: Various Times Where: Lang Pioneer Village, 104 Lang Rd., Keene.



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Your Cottage Lifestyle Magazine - Cottage Country Connection - Christmas 2019 Issue  

Your Cottage Lifestyle Magazine - Cottage Country Connection publishes 6 times a year, the print edition stands out for its community conten...

Your Cottage Lifestyle Magazine - Cottage Country Connection - Christmas 2019 Issue  

Your Cottage Lifestyle Magazine - Cottage Country Connection publishes 6 times a year, the print edition stands out for its community conten...