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Portage Flyer Christmas Train - The Joy of an Annual Tradition Post Image

November 14, 2019

Portage Flyer Christmas Train - The Joy of an Annual Tradition

Article by Dawn Huddlestone / Photography by Tomasz Szumski Take the tenacity of The Little Engine That Could, toss in some of the magic of the Polar Express, and place it along a picturesque bend in the Muskoka River and you’ve got the makings of a “supermagicated” Christmas celebration like no...

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Muskoka from the Air - Winter beauty from a different viewpoint Post Image

November 13, 2019

Muskoka from the Air - Winter beauty from a different viewpoint

Article by Meghan Smith / Photography by Tomasz Szumski Muskoka is beautiful in every season. Rugged rocks, plentiful trees and the vast number of rivers and lakes create a stunning showcase of nature. Visitors flock to see the natural wonders of the area as readily as locals appreciate their home, year-round. A...

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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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