Naked People! And several other events of note…

   Now that I have your attention, may I cordially invite you to the launch of the much-anticipated 2013 Nudes of Mississippi Mills Calendar! It takes place this Wednesday, September 19, at 7pm at the Almonte Old Town Hall. I am assured that although many of this year’s models will be in attendance, the vast majority of them will be clothed… mostly. Find out which members of your community had the chutzpah to bare it all to raise funds for Communities in Bloom (as well as several other local charities), and hear some of the great stories behind the shots (like the one in the meat freezer… now who would be posing in a meat freezer?!?). For more information, please visit And don’t forget to bring $20 (or multiples thereof) so you can go home with your very own copy.

   On a more formal note (and it would be hard to be less formal than wearing nothing but a gourd, but I digress), this year’s Almonte Lectures series kicks off on Friday night with a talk by Maria de Rosa entitled “Nanotech on the farm”. Ms de Rosa will delve into her research into the application of micro layers of various enzymes on particles of fertilizer and pesticides, so that the critical ingredients will be released only when they are needed. The talk takes place at 7:30pm at the Almonte United Church, and admission is by donation to help cover the cost of renting the space. For more information about the rest of this year’s series, please visit Almonte Lecture Series.


   On Sunday, September 23, area pet owners and enthusiasts are invited to the Walk your Paws for LAWS Walkathon. It begins at 9am at the Carleton Place Arena, and features a 2km, 5km or 10km loop along the beautiful Mississippi River. There will even be food and prizes, and it’s all in support of the great work done by the Lanark Animal Welfare Society. Registration and sponsorship forms are available at your local pet supply store. For more information contact or visit Lanark Animal Welfare Society.