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What better way to enjoy the great September weather we’re experiencing than on this beautiful semi-private facility complete with 18 manicured holes.  The par 72 facility is situated near the shorelines of Lake Scugog.

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It features:

  • 4 sets of bent grass tees ranging in length from 5029 to 6716 yards.
  • a gently rolling fairway.
  • impeccably groomed bent grass greens.
  • tightly fashioned holes cut through the natural beauty of the Kawarthas.
  • a practice facility, putting green and a fully stocked golf shop with a complete range of clubs, demo clubs, fitting carts, clothing and accessories.

Want to relax after your game? There are a variety of choices including “Duffer’s Den”, the “McGill Lounge”, and the outdoor patio overlooking the golf course.

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The course Marshals and scheduled tee times help to keep everyone moving at an enjoyable pace of play.

Need a few lessons? No problem. The CPGA professionals on staff offer both lessons and clinics to ensure you enjoy your “Wolf” experience.

Planning a special event? The Clubhouse offers an enjoyable setting for Banquets, Weddings and Tournaments.

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Check out the Wolf Run Golf Club website for more information on the course, rates, memberships, facilities and events. Wolf Run Website

Book your Tee Times Online!

Wolf Run Tee Times

Contact the staff or visit the course and facilities:

Wolf Run Golf Club,  51 Golf Course Rd., RR #1, Janetville, ON, L0B 1K0

Proshop: 705-328-3949 ext. 22

Toll Free: 1-888-321-WOLF (9653)

Course Email: info@wolfrungolfcourse.com

 

 

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The Curve Lake Indian Reserve is part of the beautiful Kawarthas region.

The Reserve has a very rich history from generations of the Whetung family.  Over the years, the Whetungs have conducted steamboat cruises on the lakes around their peninsula, traded in furs, guided fishermen, catered banquets and operated a grocery store, postal station and taxi service. The Whetung Ojibwa Center evolved from a fishing lodge opened in the early 1900’s.

When unemployment was very high on the Reserve in the early 1960s, the Whetungs encouraged their fellow band members to produce crafts. Eleanor Whetung, her five children, and women from the reserve and their children were the core of the cottage industry in the Whetung living room that gradually extended to hundreds of band members.

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They made canoes, pipes, birch bark and sweet-grass baskets, feather headdresses, dolls and moccasins. With the assistance of a loan, the first craft shop was built and opened in 1966 in the same location where Clifford Whetung’s great-grandfather had his grocery store, only a stone’s throw from the small, wooden cottage where Clifford was born. Business flourished and three years later an old barn was renovated to handle the expansion of craft production and storage.

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Today the main building displays handcrafts from all parts of Canada, as well as those still produced within the community. The area downstairs offers a selection of arctic parkas, Cowichan sweaters, leather garments, souvenir apparel, gloves and various bead accessories. Adjacent to that is the museum. It features the Whetungs’ private collection, the work of artists and craftspeople from the Curve Lake Reserve and outstanding native craft work from across Canada.

Two special events to plan on attending:  

Sept 17 & 18, 2016 – Curve Lake Pow Wow

The Pow Wow is a two-day celebration of song, dance, stories and food! Pow Wow time is the Native American people’s way of coming together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships and making new ones.

The Curve Lake Pow Wow is just down the road from Whetung Gallery. It is an annual event that draws visitors from across North America. Don’t miss this one!

Oct 8 & 9, 2016– Thanksgiving Art Show 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the whole family to meet the artists and see them in action at this interesting event suitable for the whole family. Plan a day trip and enjoy the beautiful fall colours on your way to the Whetung Gallery.

The Centre is open every day and admission is free. If you are travelling from Peterborough, take Water Street North to Buckhorn Road to Curve Lake Road.

Travelling by boat?  From Buckhorn Lake, dock on Coppaway Point, only a few minutes’ walk from the Gallery.

Phone 9am -5pm, EST  705-657-3661

Whetung Website

Email: info@whetung.com

 

 

 

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Kawartha Choice FarmFresh was created to help consumers easily identify nutritious, great-tasting local agricultural products grown and produced in the local Kawartha Region.

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The Kawartha Choice Farm Fresh members provide residents and visitors with an amazing array of choices when it comes to locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other products.

Members include:

  • 36 Farms
  • 3 ‘Agri-tainment’ venues
  • 9 Restaurants
  • 5 Retailers
  • 6 Farmers’ Markets
  • 3 Food Service Providers

Now you might wonder about the Agri-tainment venues. They include:

  • Heaven’s Gait – trail pony rides daily;
  • Kawartha Country Wines – offering over 45 varieties of wine, complimentary wine tasting and tours;
  • Salem Alpacas – visit the alpacas or shop for clothing, collectables and gifts.

And if you are wondering what types of products you can find, the selection is almost endless!

  • Baked Goods
  • Beef
  • Berries
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Eggs
  • Fibre
  • Fruit
  • Goat meat
  • Goat Milk/cheese
  • Grain
  • Herbs
  • Honey
  • Lamb
  • Maple Syrup
  • Plants/Flowers
  • Pork
  • Preserves
  • Pumpkins
  • Sheep Milk/Cheese
  • Specialty Meats
  • Turkey
  • Vegetables
  • Wine
  • Wool and Wool Products

Support your local agricultural community and the farm families who produce the food. This helps to preserve our local farmland, helps the environment by reducing “food miles”, and expands the local food market. And an additional benefit – you will be building relationships with the farmers that grow your food; you will get to experience agriculture up close!

“Our region is filled with unique products and food experiences,” says Jamey Coughlin, Peterborough Economic Development’s Business Development Lead – Agriculture and Rural. “The Kawartha Choice FarmFresh Guide is a great way to connect consumers with local growers and producers.”

Print your Kawartha Choice FarmFresh Guide which includes a detailed description and map to local food, products, and agri-tainment at:

Kawartha Farm Fresh Guide

And if you have some local turkey sausage, onions, herbs, rice and beans on hand, why not cook up a batch of Red Beans and Rice for supper. Red Beans and Rice Recipe

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Ingredients

2 Tbsp (30mL) canola oil, divided

6 oz (170g) smoked turkey sausage, thinly sliced

1 ½ cups (375mL) diced onions

4 medium garlic cloves, minced

2 cans (15oz/ 443mL each) no-salt-added red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 tsp (5mL) dried thyme leaves

2 dried bay leaves

1Tbsp (15mL) Louisiana hot sauce

¼ tsp (1mL) salt

3 cups (750mL) hot cooked brown rice

Instructions

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat 1 Tbsp canola oil over medium-high heat. Sauté sausage 2-3 minutes or until richly browned on edges, stirring frequently. Set aside on separate plate. Reduce heat to medium.

Add onions and cook 4 minutes or until beginning to lightly brown. Stir in garlic and cook 15 seconds, stirring constantly.

Add beans, thyme and bay leaves. Stir in cooked sausages, hot sauce, salt and remaining 1 Tbsp canola oil. Heat until cooked through. Serve over cooked rice.

Find more recipes at http://www.kawarthachoice.com/.

 

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Even if you miss the actual Grand Opening of the new Cavan Art Gallery and Academy, you can still check out the newest addition to the local art scene.

After five decades in art, Valerie Kent is fulfilling her dream of launching an art gallery and studio. She’s been an artist for 50 years, has a bachelor of fine arts from Concordia University, a masters of fine arts from University of Iowa, and was an art teacher with the Toronto School Board for 21 years. She retired in 2012.

Kent fell in love with the area when she show cased some of her work in Galerie Q: http://www.galerie-q.com/galerie-artists/valerie-kent

“I’d love to see this part of the world become a real art hub, a real place where people congregate to see art and do art.” The new Cavan Art Gallery and Academy is certainly helping to do just that.

The ground floor houses the actual gallery with local and national art works on display. The studio on the second floor is used for teaching art workshops, courses, painting evenings, summer camps for kids and even corporate team building events.

If you have always wanted to uncover your artistic side, this is your opportunity. Classes are designed for all levels from beginners to experienced artists including a variety of mediums from watercolors to acrylics to oils.

Young Artists Creative Art Camp – Summer 2016

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If you have a child between the ages of 6 and 13, the Gallery has a new and exciting camp starting the first week of July and running all summer long.

Kids can draw, paint, sculpt, print or work on a collage. They can work in watercolour, pastels, acrylics, pencil crayons, inks… Camp will also include weekly themes, singing, story time, games, face painting and more. Art supplies are included.

There are morning sessions, Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 12:30 or afternoon sessions from 1:30 to 4:30 – all for $150 a week.

For teens 15 and up, the academy offers evening classes geared towards helping the teen develop their portfolio.

They’ll do printmaking, sketching, drawing, painting, and sculpting and prepare portfolios for post-secondary art programs.

Retired Lakefield College School art teacher Linda Warren is leading the teen program.

For more information on the gallery, courses, workshops, corporate team building, camps and even birthday parties, visit the website at http://cavanarts.ca

Address: 1535 Peterborough County Rd 10, Cavan, ON L0A 1C0

 Phone: 705-944-9444

And don’t forget the grand opening on July 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

 

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Chances are if you have travelled along Hwy 7A just east of Hwy 35 and west of Bethany you have seen a large red Muskoka chair – fitting for a giant sized character out of your children’s fairy tale books!

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The Big Red Chair located West of Bethany!

 

Just beyond the big red chair is a virtual rainbow of more standard sized chairs in such shades as Bright Red, Lemon Yellow, Kiwi Green, Aruba Blue, Orange,  Pacific Blue, Weatherwood, Cedar, Forest Green, Navy Blue, Slate Grey, Dove Grey, Cherry, Chocolate Brown, Black, Teak, Mahogany, Sandstone  and of course White.

These are ‘Cottage Chairs’, manufactured by Willow Green Ltd. – a family run business located in Bethany, Ontario on the Oak Ridges Moraine. Cottage chairs are perfect for your dock, your cottage or in your back yard in the city.

The concept is simple. Cottage chairs are made from a new eco-friendly option to traditional wood – recycled plastic. In fact, they are made from ground up milk jugs, creating a high density polyethylene (HDPE) product. There are a number of advantages of using HDPE besides being good for the environment:

  • A wide selection of colours
  • HDPE includes UV protection to help resist fading
  • Eliminates the need to paint
  • Does not peel, split, crack, absorb water, or support bacterial growth so it is ideal for cottage and patio use
  • Stainless fasteners and hardware eliminates rust and maintenance
  • Reduces the need to manufacture new plastic which helps to conserve the world’s oil supply while diverting valuable plastic from our landfills

…And the company is 100% Canadian!

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Although they started out manufacturing 1 style of chair and a few accessories, they now carry 100 different items and 13 styles of Muskoka chairs offering Ontario’s largest selection of recycled plastic outdoor furniture. In addition to chairs you can purchase:

  • End tables
  • Benches
  • Swings
  • Rockers
  • Picnic tables
  • Outdoor bars and dining tables.

If you would like to know more or see the array of products for yourself, take a drive to 990 Hwy 7A in Bethany, L0A 1A0.

Website: www.cottagechairs.ca

Email: info@cottagechairs.ca .

Toll free 1-855-577-2269.

They are open 7 days a week during cottage season. Drop in and say hello to Darryl Irwin and his wife Tammy.

Cottage chairs delivers to your dock or house within the Kawarthas, Durham, Muskokas and much of the GTA. Product can also be shipped any where in the world. In fact, some cottage chairs have found their way to Germany and the Netherlands!

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Celebrating the 25 Year Anniversary of the 4TH LINE THEATRE!

4th Line Theatre is a Canadian theatre group specializing in outdoor productions of original plays with historic and cultural significance.

The Theatre company was created and founded by Robert Winslow in 1992. Mr. Winslow explains, “4th Line has a mandate to tell stories about our history that are not well known but are interesting, especially untold stories about a rural area.” He is still surprised at the public’s appetite for historical plays.

Mr. Winslow had an established career in the more usual theatrical venues. However, he created 4TH Line Theatre on a farm – 25 years ago which was almost in the middle of nowhere. He had inherited his family’s 150-year-old farm, wasn’t sure how to keep it going, and was finding traditional indoor theatre “depressing.” So he arrived at a solution that would see him through to 25 seasons.

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He embraced the challenge to create theatre out in the country in southeastern Ontario.  The setting is idyllic, rural and oh so very Canadian! The company present plays written by and about Canadians, including small town stories and broad national sagas – all written to touch a nerve with the audience.

And the weather may touch a nerve as well! The natural setting includes chipmunks, the chatter of birds and of course the sun and rain. “There’s no controlling the environment. You are in it. You are a part of it.”

The season will open with the highly anticipated world premiere of Maja Ardal’s The Hero of Hunter Street playing June 28 to July 23, 2016. In August, 4th Line will remount Alex Poch-Goldin’s wildly popular The Bad Luck Bank Robbers, inspired by Grace Barker’s book of the same name, and running from August 2 to 27, 2016. Managing Artistic Director Kim Blackwell Blackwell will direct both productions.

The theatre is located in Millbrook – a great place to spend a summer afternoon. The village is centrally located – 15 minutes from Bethany, a half hour north of Port Hope, 20 minutes west of Peterborough, or just over an hour from Toronto.

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Millbrook was settled in 1816 and prospered for decades before losing many inhabitants to new settlements out west, riding the rail lines that had bypassed Millbrook. Today the village offers a glimpse back into those earlier times. Many of the downtown buildings look much the same as when they were erected following the Great Fire of 1875.

Enjoy the day in Millbrook and the evening at the 4TH Line Theatre. A variety of ticket prices and packages are available including dining or picnic options. For ticket information visit: 4th Line Theatre Ticket Info.

And for more information on the Theatre go to http://www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca/ and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/4thlinetheatre.

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The ‘Story’ of how Treetop Trekking came to be will warm any entrepreneur’s heart. In 2001 Jean-Marie Bévillard arrived in Quebec from France and enrolled in an entrepreneurial course. One of the assignments was to prepare a business plan for a dream business that the student would one day love to own. Jean-Marie modeled her plan on a successful treetop adventure park from her hometown in Grenoble France.
The assignment was a success! Jean-Marie partnered with the instructor, Stéphane Vachon, and the rest is history!
The company is now over 10 years old and is a leader in treetop aerial game and zip line adventures in Eastern Canada. And there is not only one location – there are 5 in Ontario alone, in addition to the original parks in Quebec. The park near Bethany is in the  Ganaraska Forest located just a bit east of Kirby along Durham Road 9.
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Zip Line Aerial Game Treks – yes, trek from tree to tree on suspended bridges, Tarzan swings, cable traverses and zip lines. You have to be at least 9 years old and 4 ft. 7 inches to join the fun. After your safety orientation, you’ll have up to 3 hours of thrills. 

Night Treks – yes, that means trekking under the stars! You must be at least 14 years old and with a group of at least 8 people. 

Team Building Exercises – there are lots of options – including the Survival Challenge – to build a customized team building program for your group.

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Check out the website at http://treetoptrekking.com/ for rates, seasonal schedule, packages, information for groups and even fundraising ideas.

And for some great photos and a video, check out the action at http://treetoptrekking.com/en/ganaraska/about-us/photos-videos/.

Now if you’re a teacher or a lover of the great outdoors, you have to visit the trekking location at the Ganaraska Forest Centre.

The Ganaraska Forest Centre is a multi-use facility located in the heart of the 11,000-acre Ganaraska Forest.

It features:

  • Overnight accommodations for over 80 people,
  • A large Great Hall, with four break-out classrooms, a commercial kitchen and expert culinary staff to look after any group’s dietary needs.
  • Certified teachers who offer over 25 Ontario curriculum-linked outdoor educational opportunities to students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 through day-use programming and residential stay options of 2 to 5 days.
  • Outdoor education programs that meet or exceed the criteria of the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association’s (OPHEA) Safety Guidelines.
  • Options for private and corporate events and community and non-profit groups.

Visit the Centre’s website at http://www.ganaraskaforestcentre.ca/ for full details and lots of great photos!

 

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