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Giant Baked Beans with Sausage Meatballs

by Susan Hanna This is another great recipe...

Ukrainian pysanky egg workshops at St. Andrew’s in Pakenham

Join Rev. Sheryl McLeod in the spiritual...

Proceeds from St George’s breakfasts support school food programs

Prior to the pandemic, the parishioners of...

Shady Characters

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Shady Character retires

  No, this isn’t about a suspicious expense claim being referred to the RCMP.  It isn’t a story either of yet another public figure abandoning a sinking political ship.  A medical...

Almonte Post Office blossoms

by Neil Carleton   Do you have a notable or favourite tree? Readers are invited to submit their nominations for an honor roll of trees in our area that could be...

Could homegrown shady characters be targeted by Bill C-51?

by R.U. Sirius According to secret intelligence gathering that’s recently been disclosed, they threaten our economic security, and they live amongst us. Day by day, investigations purport, they conspire to...

Half trees

by Neil Carleton   To anthropomorphically paraphrase the second verse of the Beatles 1965 song ‘Yesterday’ is a good way of introducing the roadside shady characters...

Clayton Honey Tree

by Neil Carleton It was the sound that first attracted Jenny Doyle to a tree near the village of Clayton during a seasonal walk.  Something...

Silver Maples of the Appleton Wetlands

by Neil Carleton Between Almonte and Appleton is an extensive silver maple swamp along the Mississippi River.  Commonly known as the Almonte wetlands, this unique...

Metcalfe Park Black Willow

by Neil Carleton  Under an agreement with the Town of Mississippi Mills, the Mississippi River Power Corp. (MRPC) manages the Metcalfe Park property at the...

Fence eating trees

by Neil Carleton  There’s much to discover on a hike along a trail, or a bike ride along a concession road.  It’s important to stop...

Wolf Grove Rock Trees

by Neil Carleton Over the years I’ve seen many kinds of birds in trees, ranging from a tiny back-and-white warbler to an eye dazzling indigo...

Great Fire Survivors

by Neil Carleton If big trees could talk, there would be some remarkable tales to hear.  With the arrival of European settlers in our area,...

Black Locusts of Appleton

by Neil Carleton  The eight large Robina genus  pseudoacacia species, growing in a row along Wilson Street, in Appleton, are not pretending to be acacia...

Appleton Quarry Basswood

by Neil Carleton     When I saw the first greening of spring, I pulled off the road on May 9 for a closer look with...

Tree of many tongues

by Neil Carleton     Trees speak to us in many ways.  They contribute to the environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, conserving water, preserving...

Red Oaks of the Stoney Field

by Neil Carleton     When Bruce Thompson was growing up on his family’s farm, one of the cleared fields not far from the house...

McGill Oak

by Neil Carleton  A darkroom to develop photographs wasn’t a typical feature of a rural farmhouse in Lanark County during the 1920s.  The McGill home,...

Shaggy Character

It’s a tree I’ve driven past many times, but that location on Martin Street South in Almonte is where I put my turn signal...

Magnetic tree

by Neil Carleton   I had to scratch my head when I first heard there was a magnetic tree of some sort farther down the...

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