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More about Little Bridge Street

by Bill Chapman The headline of this particular article in the Millstone caught my attention because my former office was on Little Bridge Street. Though I appreciate the facetious character of...

Daughter and laughter don’t rhyme: why English spelling is so weird

by Brent Eades English is one of history’s most successful tongues. It’s spoken as a first or second language by more people globally than any other -- about 1.5 billion...

Blue Slippers and Black Scissors

Almonte, the summer of 1954.  The SOLD sign had just gone up on 38 Cameron Street signalling the beginning of a forty-year residency of the Dunn family.  Marie was...

Survivor of Almonte Train Wreck sends photos

We received the following letter and photos from the caregiver of a survivor of the horrific train wreck in Almonte in 1942: Margaret Lisinski, together with two...

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...

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...

Expanded historic photo archive now on Almonte.com

by Brent Eades About 15 years ago local resident Michael Dunn provided me with several hundred historic photos of Almonte and area that he had...

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,...

‘Superior’ sign on Mill Street restored

by Brent Eades Lea-Anne Solomonian from the Town's Beautification Committee wrote to tell me that the owners of the Superior Restaurant on Mill Street have...

Carleton Place High School football team, 1949

by Brent Eades I came across this photo of my dad with the 1949 CPHS football team (third from the left in the front row,...

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...

Almonte Gazette: Christmas 1944

by Brent Eades Below are a few excerpts from the Christmas 1944 edition of the Almonte Gazette.   The lead editorial begins, “This is the fifth Christmas...

Canada Day 1901

by Brent Eades I was looking through the online Almonte Gazette archive and found this advertisement for Canada Day ('Dominion Day' as it was known then)...

Pick of the Past: Christmas in the Almonte Gazette

by Brent Eades This month's Pick of the Past looks at Christmas editions of the Almonte Gazette over three decades, in 1935, 1945 and 1955. December...

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...

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