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Join the Kawartha Speaker Series on Tuesday August 20th at the Dunsford Library Branch. The featured speaker is Dave Ellis and his topic is “Our Colourful Kawartha Wildife: An Illustrated Talk”

According to the Library website:

“Join us as we welcome Dave Ellis to share his wonderful collection of Kawartha wildlife photos.

Dave and his wife Astrid, both outdoor enthusiasts, live near Omemee, having left Toronto behind them. Here they devote much of their time observing and photographing our colourful wildlife.

Dave writes a regular wildlife column in the local press which features his photos—from blue heron to red fox to snowy owl—which he’ll now show us in person.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Admission by donation. For more information, please contact KawarthaSpeakers@gmail.com”

Click Here for more details and location map.

 

 

 

 

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The 35th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour is coming soon, presented by the Art Gallery of Peterborough.

Mark your calendars now for September 21st & 22nd.

According to the website:

“The Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour is an opportunity for the public to visit artists where they live and work. All artists on the tour have been juried. Studios and galleries will be open Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22, from 10 am to 5 pm to display a rich diversity of arts and crafts, including fine art, ceramics, glass, jewellery, sculpture, wood, fibre, metal and printmaking. This is an annual, self-drive tour and admission is free to all locations.”

Click Here for all of the details!

Or pick up a brochure and Studio Map at the Bethany Library.

 

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Join all the festivities in Bethany this weekend!

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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!

 

 

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The Next Country Music Star Talent Search starts March 2nd at The Ranch Resort

Country Bands & Singers! Do you have what it takes to become The Next Country Music Star?

Live auditions begin in March and continue every Saturday until mid April at The Ranch Resort in Bethany.

The Winner takes it all! A once in a lifetime opportunity to perform at the 30th annual Havelock Country Jamboree

Be mentored by industry professionals, receive a guitar from The Guitar Boutique, and more.

Country music fans are invited to come out and vote for their favourite artists.

For more information visit www.thenextcountrymusicstar.com

or call The Ranch Resort 705-277-1942

 

 

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