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Muskoka Rail Service - A Time-trapped Saga Post Image

September 12, 2018

Muskoka Rail Service - A Time-trapped Saga

The current interest in restoring passenger rail service to Muskoka, specifically the Northlander between Toronto and Cochrane with stops at Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Huntsville, is sparked by travellers’ needs and aching feelings of loss. This is not new. The saga of railways in our district is a tale of beginnings...

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Preserving the rich heritage of Lake of Bays Post Image

September 09, 2018

Preserving the rich heritage of Lake of Bays

When you have an area as rich in heritage as Lake of Bays, preserving the pieces of its past and natural beauty is imperative to its future. This is what links us to the stories of our roots. They can include something treasured, like an old photograph of our grandparents...

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September 06, 2018

Small Community Raises Big Funds

The small, largely seasonal resident community of Windermere plays host to an incredibly successful Terry Fox Run each year. In 2000, Bev Longhurst, an employee at Windermere House, learned her daughter had been diagnosed with cancer. Longhurst, with support from her co-workers, planned and held the first Terry Fox Run...

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Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour Turns Forty Post Image

September 05, 2018

Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour Turns Forty

It was an inspired idea: encourage people to enjoy the fall colours of Muskoka while touring the studios of some of the artists who call this area home. Forty years ago, sculptor Richard Green broached the concept to some artist friends. Why not invite people into local studios where they...

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Watershed Wonders Ribbon Cutting Post Image

July 25, 2018

Watershed Wonders Ribbon Cutting

Muskoka Discovery Centre’s newest interactive, permanent exhibit is now open to the public. After six long months of fund raising, content development, designing and construction, Watershed Wonders was opened by Muskoka District Chair John Klinck and Mayor of Gravenhurst Paisley Donaldson, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Also attending the ribbon cutting were...

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The tradition of lawn bowling returns to Muskoka Post Image

July 04, 2018

The tradition of lawn bowling returns to Muskoka

It doesn’t take much imagination to conjure the old world charm of lawn bowling. Men in their sailor caps and ties, and women in long white dresses catching up on the talk of the town as they tumbled the bowls along long manicured greens. A century ago, bowling greens could be found...

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