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Starting a cookbook club

Are you, like me, interested in adding...

Square Food Gardening Workshop, Friday May 27, 10:30 a.m

Almonte Branch Library The Friends of the Mississippi...

Swim Instruction Wanted

Looking for a qualified swimming instructor for...

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A Margaret Duncan reflection

by John Edwards On March 31st, I sat in the full Almonte United Church, one of many present to celebrate the life and mark the passing of Margaret Duncan/Brunton in...

A backyard oasis

Anitha Pritchard writes: I live in a Neilcorp subdivision on Finner Court that has small backyards. My 71-year-old neighbour has turned her backyard into an inviting oasis that is both...

Dogs can wear blue collars

A  short story highlighting the importance of inclusion and diversity through the eyes of a dog pack By Darren McManus, Grade 7, Almonte District High School Once upon a time, there...

In Loco Parentis

by Catherine Cameron Preamble The Latin term, in loco parentis, appears in the Criminal Code and the Education Act of Ontario. Under this clause, a  teacher...

Our Dance with Winter

Reflections from the Swamp If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still have...

Rotary phones

by Richard Vanduyvendyk Rotary phones were a big step up from the phones that required turning a crank and asking the operator to connect you...

Home alone for Christmas

by Richard van Duyvendyk My bride put another stick in the fire, while outside those jumbo-sized flakes of snow began to fall from a windless...

Three thieves

A story mailed to my 11-year-old granddaughter in Wakefield Quebec during Covid-19 isolation by Jenny Doyle When I turned three years old I got a brand...

Paris in the summer

by Edith Cody-Rice It is one of the oldest, reputed to be THE oldest street in Paris, an old Roman road running south to Italy...

Fogo Island Inn and the Shorefast Foundation.

by Edith Cody-Rice Editors note In an effort to encourage readers to share their stories of their vacations or indeed their other personal stories, the...

Letter from the Languedoc

by Edith Cody-Rice  Several hundred hot, dusty, ochre tinted kilometers west of Peter Mayle's Provence lies the heart of the Languedoc, an old province of...

Exploring Genesis

Karen Hirst It goes without saying that there isn't one cookie cutter pattern that defines what constitutes a family nor can it be categorically stated...

Transformation

Bill Fehlner sends this touching story,  written this spring at the Writer's Circle at St. Paul’s Centre for Creative Living. The old man sat at...

Marshaling the Troops

D-Day approached as was expected. It was a do or die situation as the prime directive had come down from on high. There was...

Thank you for ‘Christmas Story’

by Gretta Bradley I am not accustomed to thanking someone I don’t know. He doesn’t even know me.  But I want to thank Jim Mountain...

A Christmas Story…

by Jim Mountain It was Christmas, 1972. Earlier that month and just out of university, I had started a position in Thunder Bay, at the...

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,...

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