Sunday, August 20, 2017

Almonte and ice cream go back almost two centuries

EDITOR'S NOTE: I first published this article back in 2013, when we had many fewer readers than we do now. I thought some of...

PICK OF THE PAST: Almonte Gazette, November 22 1962

This is one of a new monthly series of excerpts from the Almonte Gazette, 1867-2009.  by Brent Eades In November 1962 the number one song was...

Almonte Gazette, Christmas 1946

by Brent Eades I spent some time today digging through the Textile Museum's online archive of the Almonte Gazette before settling on the edition from...

Pakenham Picnics

by Wendy Passmore-Godfrey I grew up in Ottawa and some of my clearest memories are of family drives over the dirt roads of rural Ontario,...

A century ago in Pakenham

I found these fascinating photos of the area around Pakenham's Five-Span Bridge on the Facebook group called 'Lost Ottawa'. They're from Library and Archives Canada and were...

Almonte Fair: 1894

Back in 1894 a local photographer, James Townend, took this immediately recognizable shot of the Almonte fairgrounds during the fair: I have several photos from...

Hear the only known recording of James Naismith

by Brent Eades A link shared by Mayor McLaughlin led me to this fascinating 1939 radio interview with Almonte's own Dr. James Naismith, the inventor...

1895 Almonte Fair

by Marilyn Snedden When I saw the huge amount of classes offered , I thought I would check the Almonte Gazette in the week following...

“If no news is good news…”

by Brent Eades I was thinking earlier today that we haven't had a main 'News' item on the front page for a couple of weeks. (As for...

Clip Clop: A John Dunn story

A kind of afternoon drowsiness had crept over Irishtown. We passed Barney Lunney's store with the blind down over the front window, crossed the...
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