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Muskoka Women Seized a New Mandate Amidst the First World War’s Upheavals Post Image

November 12, 2019

Muskoka Women Seized a New Mandate Amidst the First World War’s Upheavals

Article by J. Patrick Boyer When a 1914 war began, many smugly opined “the fighting will all be over before Christmas.” But eight global empires enmeshed in deadly modern warfare vaporized that glib notion soon enough. The war stretched to almost five Christmases. And, like all wars, it grew. The 25,000...

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October 08, 2019

Muskoka Moments

Stagestruck in Muskoka By John McTavish Back in 1977, I was the minister of Bracebridge United Church. That fall, our congregation mounted a five-night run of the Broadway musical Godspell. The young people in the church and community were happy to audition for roles but no one wanted the role of Jesus. Girls weren’t...

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October 07, 2019

Cottage Country Cuisine

Cooking lamb like a pro Article by Karen Wehrstein / Photography by Tomasz Szumski Among meats, lamb has a special place. Nothing else tastes like lamb. Accoutrements customary with lamb, such as mint sauce, do not necessarily work on other meats. Just like the great wooden resort lodges of old, Muskoka...

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October 06, 2019

What's Happened

 Fairhaven Island group challenges others to support businesses impacted by flooding Although the waters receded several months ago, the impacts of flooding in the spring of 2019 are still being felt. “While things are back to normal weather-wise in beautiful Muskoka and other stories now grab our attention, many are still...

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Spectacular View Awaits Those Who Relive The Climb of The Dorset Towermen Post Image

October 05, 2019

Spectacular View Awaits Those Who Relive The Climb of The Dorset Towermen

Article by Dawn Huddlestone When Muskoka’s landscape dons its vibrant fall coat, cloaked in dazzling reds, oranges and yellows, it’s a spectacular sight from just about any vantage point. But there are few locations that can rival the view from the Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower. For more than 50 years, visitors have enjoyed a 360-degree...

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October 04, 2019

Courage, Compassion and Hope - Honouring a family legacy

Article by Meghan Smith / Photography by Andy Zeltkalns The lessons we learn as children can alter the decisions we make throughout our lives. Who we choose to be as individuals is impacted by our childhood. Courage, compassion for human life and never to give up hope are three...

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