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James Mackintosh Bell

by L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B.   "The Millstone News", the exceedingly popular e-newspaper of the Town of Mississippi Mills (combining as of 1998 the...

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 &...

Cracked Bowls, Empty Bowls

  by Rosemary Leach I have a friend Andrea. She doesn’t take up a lot of space in the world. Andrea has curly reddish hair, light blue eyes,...

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...

Romantic Interlude

by Peter Nelson The first thing I noticed was the gentle way her hair caught the sunlight. She sat by the window, and the late...

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...

Lessons from my Mother

by Theresa Peluso Imagine never leaving your village in your lifetime, but being forced to change nationalities three times. Imagine going to a school where...

Home from the Arctic

by Jennifer Kingsley Jennifer Kingsley, a former Millstone contributor to the Millstone who moved from Almonte to Ottawa a year ago has just completed a trip...

Making memory by linking place

August 4, 2014 marks 100 years from the start of World War 1. by Pamela M. White, Clayton, ON Twice in the past two years I...

From nails to automobiles

The Story of the Taylors in Almonte & Carleton Place by Lyle Dillabough Alongside the beautiful castle-like structure that is the Carleton Place Town Hall sits...

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