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Magical Hinterglas Project Depicts History of Muskoka Post Image

September 12, 2019

Magical Hinterglas Project Depicts History of Muskoka

Article by Meghan Smith / Photography by Tomasz Szumski Light, or the way light shines on a piece of artwork, can completely change the visual experience, from transforming the colours and vibrancy to making the subject come alive. Hinterglas, or reverse glass painting, is a European painting technique that dates back...

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Living with Beavers - A Tale of a Tail Post Image

September 11, 2019

Living with Beavers - A Tale of a Tail

Article by John Challis / Photography by Eleanor Kee Wellman Here’s the paradox about the North American Beaver: It’s a Canadian icon and a symbol of industrious energy. A humble, communal, family-oriented creature, it’s a survivor of everything our weather can deal out. You unflinchingly admire them – and then they...

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Total Fire Ban in Effect in Muskoka Post Image

July 26, 2019

Total Fire Ban in Effect in Muskoka

Fire Danger Rating EXTREME The Muskoka Fire Chiefs have now set the Fire Danger rating at EXTREME.  There is a TOTAL BAN on all fires in the District of Muskoka until further notice.  NO fires of any type are permitted. NO fires are permitted for cooking or warmth. NO fireworks are allowed.  For more information on the Muskoka Fire Danger Rating, call...

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Honouring The Gerry Dunn Way Post Image

June 27, 2019

Honouring The Gerry Dunn Way

Article by Jack Hutton One afternoon in early June, 1942, the editor of the Gravenhurst Banner sat staring at the layout for the front page of the next week’s paper. The war against Nazi Germany was not going well and he wanted a positive local news story to make his readers...

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Sharing Her Music - Alexis Taylor is making her mark in Nashville Post Image

June 26, 2019

Sharing Her Music - Alexis Taylor is making her mark in Nashville

Article by Dawn Huddlestone/ Photography by Kelly Holinshead    If you’ve never heard the name Alexis Taylor, hold on. The Huntsville-born singer-songwriter, who now makes her home in Nashville, is performing on country music stages throughout the United States and abroad. She was raised in a musical home – her parents, Christina and...

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A Talent for Creating Durability and Functionality Post Image

June 26, 2019

A Talent for Creating Durability and Functionality

Article by Meghan Smith / Photography by Tomasz Szumski The sign on the building may say “shoe repair” but Brian Shelly’s business goes far beyond just that. From boots to belts, purses to hockey gloves, and goalie pads to tonneau covers, if the item can fit on Shelly’s sewing machine, there’s...

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