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12Sep
Muskoka Rail Service - A Time-trapped Saga Post Image

Muskoka Rail Service - A Time-trapped Saga

September 12, 2018

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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09Sep
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Preserving the rich heritage of Lake of Bays

September 09, 2018

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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25Jul
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Watershed Wonders Ribbon Cutting

July 25, 2018

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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04Jul
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The tradition of lawn bowling returns to Muskoka

July 04, 2018

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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04Jul
Arts at the Albion – creating new life for an historic building Post Image

Arts at the Albion – creating new life for an historic building

July 04, 2018

“Meet me in five minutes,” said the voice at the other end of the phone. It was April of 2013 and Penny Varney had just finished talking with Guy Gagnon, the then prospective buyer of the historic Albion Hotel in downtown Gravenhurst.  Varney, a Gravenhurst-based jeweler, had heard through the grapevine...

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04Jul
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Moose in Muskoka

July 04, 2018

If Canada had a big five list of must-see animals, the moose would certainly be on that list. Its huge size, massive antlers and dominating presence are impressive. Muskoka is home to a viable population of these big creatures, the largest living deer found in the northern parts of North America,...

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