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Reader sends sweet story about Pakenham’s Riverbend Park

Hello Millstone Folks. I want to share a special story about somewhere my family has camped all my life. My parents visited family &...

Fundraising for Augusta Street Park

by  Cathy Gayton I grew up in Almonte and had friends that lived near Augusta Street Park. I remember going to the park to...

Peter Nelson’s travels – San Andreas Island

 by Peter Nelson Eventually, I find the Colòn docks and hear of a likely captain.  But when I meet him, I’m almost defeated by my...

A Christmas Lesson

Mary Macurdy stank. There was no doubt about it. The stench wafted around her like a cloud of noxious gas, the smell staying in...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Argentina and points south

by Peter Nelson  Crossing the River Plate into Argentina, the day is cool and windy.  Buenos Aires is not as horrid as I’d expected.  But...

Kim Kilpatrick wins Ottawa’s Celebration of People award

The daughter of long-time Almonte resident Marilyn Campbell has been awarded the Ottawa Celebration of People award for accessibility. Kim, who was born blind,...

North of 70

EDITOR'S NOTE: Bob Miller is a blogger and lover of Almonte and new contributor to the Millstone. He will contribute his personal stories and musings...

A Canadian story

Graham Lindsey shared this touching story on Facebook of a recent chance encounter on a Canadian train. He kindly allowed us to reprint it...

SchoolBOX Trip to Nicaragua: Part 1

SchoolBOX is a charitable organization founded in 2006 by Almonte's Tom Affleck. Its executive director is Sarah Kerr, also of Almonte. Its mission is...

The Peter Nelson travel stories – preface

Read the first of Peter's stories here  by Peter Nelson These are the stories of travels in the Southern Hemisphere from 1971 to 1975, hitchhiking whenever...

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