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Have you ever wished you had planned something more unique for Mother’s Day – something to show how special your Mom is? Well this may be exactly what you are looking for:

The 2016 Rolling Hills Studio Tour on the MAY 7th and 8th Mother’s Day Weekend.


Set your own pace on a free self-guided tour in the scenic rolling hills of the Oak Ridges region of the City of Kawartha Lakes

You can meet 14 artists and crafts people and see demonstrations of pottery, jewelry, gourd art, paintings, wood working, feather art, and more at the 9 featured studios.


Spring will certainly be in the air! Visit the website and set you own route. Take in the Quilt Show while you are there.

For More Information: 



(705) 277-2666 Bev Williams




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Meet Puddle Duck Farm owners Merridy Senior and Eben Hancock. Puddle Duck is a 100-year-old farm, purchased by the pair in 2012. Since then they have filled their days with working on house and barn improvements, caring for animals including cows, chickens, ducks, goats, and two cats. And in 2013 baby Sawyer joined the family.



The couple is not new to farming though. They actually began in 2009 when they became involved with running a local sugar bush just outside of Millbrook. The following spring, they added honeybee hives and discovered beekeeping. Finding Puddle Jump Farm to purchase was the next logical step.  

Now they focus on:  

Cut flowers – they planted 10,000 Gladiola bulbs the first year! Since then they have added sunflowers, zinnias, strawflowers, and asters. You can find their bouquets at the farm, community events, local markets, flower shops and the grocery store. 

Honey – their bees gather pollen and nectar from the wildflowers on the property. The Honey is unpasteurized and available in both liquid and cream form.  

Maple products – they have approximately 2000 taps to produce maple syrup at a sugar bush just outside of Millbrook. It takes 40 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of syrup! In addition to maple syrup they produce maple butter, maple sugar candies, and granulated maple sugar.


If that was not enough, they also produce organic freezer meat and free range eggs.  All of the produce is grown without the use of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides or chemical fertilizers. 

Puddle Duck Farm also participates in a community farm, but that will be featured in another post!  

Connect with Puddle Duck Farm on Facebook at


Call them at (705) 931-5794
Visit the farm at 541 Glamorgan Rd., Millbrook, Ontario.

Send them an email puddleduckfarm@nexicom.net





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Saturday February 13th at The Ranch, located just north of Bethany Village!


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Winter is a wonderland if you enjoy winter sports. And staying active with your family and friends helps to keep you physically and mentally fit.

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Devil’s Elbow Ski Area

The Kawartha Ski and Snowboard School can get you started no matter what your age or skiing/snowboarding level.

The staff are certified by the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance and can provide the right instruction no matter what level you are at: a newbie, an intermediate skier, or an experienced skier who has reached a plateau. Too shy for the small group lessons? Then consider a few private lessons to get your started.

Check out the website to get all of the details on programs starting at Kinder Ski to learning to ski in a weekend. There are also ski camps for every special holiday – all the way to March Break and Easter.

Some people prefer snowboarding. But don’t be fooled into thinking it is so simple you can do without a lesson or two. A qualified snowboard instructor will teach you to ride safely without the trial and error of trying to learn on your own. Learn to snowboard in a group, at a camp, on the weekend, or with a private lesson.


Registration is easy and you can do it all online at the school’s website at http://www.ksnowschool.com/register/. The Registration Wizard shows you all of the available programs and corresponding time slots, based on the age of the student.

Skiing and snowboarding depend on a critical element – SNOW! So check out the website and stay in touch with the school to ensure you don’t miss any of the fun.

Kawartha Ski and Snowboard School is located at Devil’s Elbow Ski and Snowboard Area

Devil’s Elbow, 878 Bethany Hills Road, Bethany, ON(705) 277-1533



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Great news for the quilters in the area, a new Quilt Shop has opened in Bethany!

From the Heart Quilt Shop, owned by Cyndy Manol, opened on December 3 after completing the construction of a beautiful new home for the store.


From The Heart Quilt Shop

Natural light, a stone fireplace, and beautiful views create a welcoming atmosphere. A classroom, design wall, and what feels like miles of beautiful fabrics will leave you with a sense of awe at the sheer beauty of the store.

Premium fabrics and supplies include Maywood Woolies, Japanese fabrics, Tulip Needles, Hand Dyed Wool, Organic Cotton, Aurifil thread, Crabapple Hill patterns and much more. In addition you will find friendly knowledgeable staff to answer your questions or even fill out a gift certificate for your favorite quilter.


Inside From The Heart Quilt Shop

If you really want to know what a business is like, read some reviews!

Marnie Mitchell wrote:

“My daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter and myself stopped at your Quilt shop on Saturday and just loved it. We picked up our Row by Row pattern and kit and just browsed. What an amazing place, beautiful fabric and patterns, fantastic quilts displayed all over both inside and out and the yummiest chocolate chip cookies!!! Thanks Ladies for the great experience, we will be back.”

 Jenn Ford wrote:

“I cannot say enough wonderful things about the ladies at From The Heart Quilt Shop. I approached the Cynthia & Penny to help figure out a project that was very special and very personal. Some local kiddos from the neighboring school were missing their teacher very much and wanted to do something special, so the idea of a quilt was born. But we knew very little about them, how to make them, what is involved – really nothing. The whole process was so amazing – they guided us through every step. The kids all made patches and the completed quilt left me speechless. Every detail was perfect, in fact, the day we showed the kids, almost immediately, a little one mentioned that the stitching was in the form of a heart. It was perfect. From the bottom of our hearts, from all the kids and all the teachers who had a part in this – Thank you so very much.”


The Classroom at From The Heart Quilt Shop

The store is easy to find on the South Side of Hwy 7A at 1436 Highway 7A, Bethany, Ontario    Phone: (705) 277-2934

Check out their FaceBook Page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/From-The-Heart-Quilt-Shop/595585070561590

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“I thought the pain would go away!”

Have you ever had some aches and pains and uttered the classic 6 words? “I thought it would go away!”

Well, Dr. Larry, as the local Chiropractor is known, wants to caution us against uttering those words!


He knows all too well how a person – young or old – can suffer needlessly when in fact an appointment with him or his staff could make all the difference in the world. Why let a situation get out of hand and actually get worse when effective treatments are available?

The Cavan Chiropractic Clinic – just east of Bethany – offers a well-rounded approach to your care, using procedures such as spinal adjustments, muscle stimulation, electro-acupressure, therapeutic ultrasound, soft-tissue therapy, and exercise rehabilitation.


Common conditions treated include back, neck and headache complaints, as well as shoulder, knee, ankle and hip problems.

The clinic proudly provides service to the local community, including everyone from children to seniors.

The home-based office is located in the beautiful hills of Cavan. Often appointments can be arranged for the same day. Many health insurance plans are accepted including WSIB if you are injured on the job as well as Veteran’s Affairs.

Or why not book a massage? Massage has been proven to reduce muscle tension, relieve chronic pain and provide relaxation and stress relief.


Flexible hours make it easy to book an appointment including Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 7:00.

Call the staff at the Cavan Chiropractic clinic at 705-944-8964 or visit them at 1493 Tapley Quarter Line, Cavan, ON L0A 1C0 or online at  www.cavanchiropractic.ca

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Finally, summer has arrived and the kids are out of school. If you are wondering what do both during the week and on the weekends there is one perfect option: Sandaraska Park.

Before we describe the typical attractions you will find at Sandaraska, let’s look at a truly unique option – camping with your horse! Yes, you read that correctly.


Sandaraska Park offers a camping experience for horse owners. Book a camping site and have access to almost 11,000 acres of forest with hundreds of kilometers of trail within the Ganaraska Forest. Memberships and day passes are available. Be sure to make reservations though to secure your site with hydro, water and a horse pen. And all sizes of horse trailers can be accommodated!


Check out the photo gallery at http://www.sandaraskapark.ca/equestrian-photo-gallery

Don’t own a horse? No problem, because with 200 acres in the park itself, there is more than enough to do for families.

Why not go camping? Choose from the 219 large shady or open campsites. Pick daily, weekly or seasonal sites with close access to clean washrooms, hot showers, flush toilets and even a new laundry facility.

The kids can still run off energy playing in the two playgrounds, playhouse or swimming in the heated salt water pool. They can participate in events and activities organized for all ages. Or play basketball, horseshoes or go hiking.

In the evening consider sitting around the fire pits, roasting marshmallows or telling tall tales.


No matter what your outdoor activity preference is, you will find it at Sandaraska Park.

The park is a short drive from Bethany at 156 Sandaraska Road, Pontypool, ON L0A 1K0, 705.277.2000.

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