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Join all the festivities in Bethany this weekend!

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MyKawartha.com published a story on April 27, 2019 highlighting 18 Golf Courses to play in the Kawartha and Peterborough area.

Black Diamond and Wolf Run, which are within a short drive to Bethany, are both included in the list.

Click Here To View the MyKawartha.com Story.

 

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Picture Source: https://www.blackdiamondgolfclub.ca/

 

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Picture Source: https://brimacombe.ca/

 

Join the 2019 Spartan Race in Brimacombe on June 15th & 16th.

This is a 5 KM or 10 KM obstacle race. Similar races are held over the world.

For details, visit www.Brimacombe.ca

 

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Picture Source: https://brimacombe.ca/at-the-brim/2019-Toronto-Spartan-Race

 

 

 

Interested in perch, bluegills and crappy? Well, just pick a sunny day with little wind and give your hand a try at ice fishing. There are dozens of lakes to choose from: Balsam Lake, Brighton Bay in Lake Ontario, Cameron Lake, Chemong Lake, Lake Dalrymple, Rice Lake, Sturgeon Lake, Lake Scugog, Crowe Lake and the lower Trent River are just some of the choices available. Many of the public boat launches make great winter access points and you may even get free parking along the side of the road.

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Source: http://leisurecottages.com/Ice_Fishing.html

You will notice many fishermen have a variety of rods, each rigged a little differently. The variety lets you be prepared for the different sizes and species you might encounter, tells you how active the fish actually are and how deep you plan to fish. Experienced anglers have a sharp 6” hand auger, an ice skimmer to remove slush from your hole, a light action 18-24” ice rod/reel combo spooled with 6-10 pound monofilament fishing line and a handful of lures for each species you are after.

Remember, the more prepared you are the better off you will be since changing lures in sub-zero weather is not a lot of fun.

If you are going to a lake for the first time, one that may not have a lot of ice fishing activity already, it is critical that you test the depth of the ice. Use your basic auger to test the ice – you want a minimum of a 6 to 8 inch circumference to get started.

Want to know how plentiful the fish are? Simple. Google ‘Stocked Water Body’ to find a number of sites that can give you the details you need. Find out about species, fishing regulations specific to the area, and of course stocking information.

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Source: https://thekawarthas.ca/hot-tips-kawartha-ice-fishing/

Remember, dress accordingly. Wear breathable clothing and layer, layer, layer. Insulated snow pants and a heavy winter parka are a must. Good gloves, a toque, and a pair of insulated waterproof boots round out the ice fisherman’s most important attire on the ice. You might also want to bring some extra gloves, a balaclava, and a scarf.

Enjoy some ice fishing while there is still time. The weather forecasters are saying spring will happen quickly so please be aware of conditions and be safe.

 

 

 

 

The Kawartha Lakes Arts Council is inviting all those involved in the creative arts to come hear Certified Special Events Professional Penni Holdham speak about the importance of understanding your rights and responsibilities when working with creative property. Penni’s presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with panelists: Dwayne Collins, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Trent University, and Catherine Jones, Executive Director, CONNECT music licensing.

KLAC Copyright for Creators

The Ontario Parks Blog, “How to Have a Safe Winter Hike” gives you the detail you need in order to enjoy the many parks in the Kawarthas.

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Source: http://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/safe-winter-hiking/

  • Dress appropriately. Frost bite is real and can happen sooner than you think. Dress in layers including a base layer, mid layer and shell on top.
  • Take the right gear including flashlight, smart phone, extra clothing, hand warmers, and snow shoes if you have them.
  • Plan accordingly. Check the weather and pace yourself according to the conditions and your own fitness level.
  • Know your park! Many of the parks and conservation areas around us have miles and miles of trails. Know where you are at and where you are going.
  • Bring a snack and bring a buddy. Don’t hike in the winter alone.
  • Careful of the ice! There are many waterways that contain strong currents – the ice may not be as thick as you think.

 

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Source: http://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/safe-winter-hiking/

Close to home you can hike…

  • West Forest Trail or the East Forest Trail of the Fleetwood Creek Natural Area
  • The Kawartha Section of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail
  • Medal Loop Trail

The following map gives you an idea of the vast number of hiking areas available to us.

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Source: http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/activity/snowshoeing-backcountry

Enjoy the winter – Stay warm and stay safe!

 

 

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day then doing something truly unique…

Cooking Classes with Danielle of South Pond Farms

The perfect evening escape in the winter.

Create a romantic meal from scratch, including traditional

pasta and two sauces – a twist on classic recipes.

Enjoy the results with your own beer or wine.

 

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Source: https://thekawarthas.ca/event/cooking-classes-with-danielle-of-south-pond-farms-3/ 

You might remember I have written about South Pond Farms in the past.

In 2006 Danielle French bought a 60-acre farm in Pontypool – a big decision considering she had four young daughters. The farm was in need of major repairs and rebuilding. She did not have a clear vision of what she wanted to accomplish exactly, but one thing led to another and the dream took on a life of its own.

The barn was in shambles, but the kitchen was created first. After all, it was going to be a source of income. The farm began to flourish, producing vegetables that could be sold and used for her unique culinary events.

Danielle now offers farm to table dinners and events that connect her farm to the local community. If that were not enough, she is the host of the Taste of the Country on Netflix.

You can visit the farm for lunch and hike the trails; have your wedding at the farm; enjoy cooking classes or learn how to make a wreath; plan and design a kitchen garden…

Another unique series of events are the ‘Full Moon Suppers’ – “The Full Moon Suppers are served in different locations on the farm and celebrate the close ties between traditional agriculture and lunar rhythms.” 

Mark your calendar for Full Moon Suppers in May, June, July, August and September.

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Source: https://southpondfarms.ca/product-type/full-moon-supper/

But Valentine’s Day comes first! Make your reservations now to enjoy Cooking with Danielle. Cost is $90. Two dates available: Feb 14th and March 21st.

Tickets are available for workshops at

https://southpondfarms.ca/product-type/workshops/ 

South Pond Farms

1020 Gray Road
Pontypool, Ontario L0A 1K0 Canada

PHONE: (705) 277-1649

WEBSITE: http://www.southpondfarms.ca/

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Source: https://southpondfarms.ca/designyourescape/