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The Glorious Blueberry - Cooking with the Quintessentially Muskokan Ingredient Post Image

The Glorious Blueberry - Cooking with the Quintessentially Muskokan Ingredient

July 31, 2020

Article by Karen Wehrstein/ Photography by Tomasz Szumski Blueberries! We love to pick them, buy them, eat them. There’s blueberry everything – jams, tarts, muffins, pancakes, yogurt and even chocolate-coated blueberries. You can drink blueberry tea, sip blueberry wine and use them in creative ways, even in mostly savoury dishes. What’s...

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Windermere House A Showcase for Muskoka's Evolving Hospitality for 150 years Post Image

Windermere House A Showcase for Muskoka's Evolving Hospitality for 150 years

July 28, 2020

By J. Patrick Boyer In 1863 Thomas Aitken, a 31-year old Scottish immigrant farmer, trekked from Peterborough into Canadian Shield wilderness looking for farmland “flatter than a pancake” near Lake Rosseau where his brother-in-law David Fife had already begun homesteading. Today, Aiken’s Windermere House epitomizes Muskoka’s vacation economy. It is a summer...

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Exploring Muskoka by Paddleboard

July 21, 2020

Article by Sandy Lockhart / Photography by Andy Zeltkalns It wasn’t that long ago that a canoe, preferably red, was a staple for every cottage. Then a few decades ago, it was replaced by a yellow kayak. The kayak’s heavy-duty plastic hull was great for cottage guests and younger family members. But...

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Printing Museum Revives the Proud History of a Traditional Craft

July 18, 2020

Article by Meghan Smith / Photographs Tomasz Szumski The Morgan Davis Printing Museum is the culmination of a lifelong love of printing that spans seven decades. For museum founder Morgan Davis, it’s also the celebration of a family tradition that spans three generations. Davis was born in Toronto, growing up in the...

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Stan Tait – Life Experiences Nurture Creativity

July 15, 2020

Article by Meghan Smith / Photography by Kelly Holinshead Muskoka’s artistic community is a varied mosaic of talents and backgrounds. As a group, artists in Muskoka are eager to share their love of the natural surroundings and to support each other’s growth and creativity. A self-proclaimed outsider, Stan Tait, artisan and...

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Gerry Lantaigne's big picture artwork

July 13, 2020

Article by Karen Wehrstein/ Photography by Heather Douglas   Sent away from Huntsville Town Hall before he could even finish his presentation to town council in 1996, Gerry Lantaigne was certain it was the end of his idea for giant downtown murals. “I was shocked,” Lantaigne recalls. “I...

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