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Blacksmithing Revival

  Hammond, ON – South east of Ottawa in the community of Hammond there is a business that is a throwback to the early days of rural Ontario, before the mass production throwaway age, where you had to make the implements you needed to make a living. The blacksmith shop was central to most rural communities where farmers could get a blade More...

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By Reg Coffey On Thursday, June 1st, 2017
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The Community Farmers’ Market Opens Softly by Reg Coffey

Long Sault – A new Wednesday farmers’ market has just appeared on the landscape. The Community Farmers’ Market opened for the first time at the business that it is named after. The Community Market, located More...

By Reg Coffey On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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The Community Market – A Six Month Check-up By Reg Coffey

Long Sault – It’s been six months since the grand opening of The Community Market and time to see how they are doing. The store is still open 7 days a week and the proprietors, Stacey Holmes and James Loucks, More...

By Reg Coffey On Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
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A Week of Celebrations: Canada Day and Fun Fest by Reg Coffey

MPP Jim McDonell, former MPP Jim Brownell, MP Guy Lauzon and South Stormont Mayor Jim Bancroft   SSN – This has been quite a week of celebrations. First we had Fun Fest on Saturday in Long Sault and More...

By Reg Coffey On Monday, April 13th, 2015
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Crowded House for Small Business Spring Showcase by Reg Coffey

  SSN – If you missed it you will have to wait until next spring to go to this unique opportunity to see this great show of local businesses. Forty-nine vendors signed up to be there this year and both More...

By Reg Coffey On Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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2014 Nature and Wildlife Day at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary by Reg Coffey

      Peregrine Falcon Ingleside – On Sunday, October 5th, the Friends of the Bird Sanctuary held their annual Nature and Wildlife Day fundraiser. This is the main fundraiser event for the Bird More...

By Reg Coffey On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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Lots of Produce Available at Farmer’s Markets by Reg Coffey

  Manotick – It might seem like winter is right around the corner but it isn’t even Fall yet and most Farmer’s Market will be open until Thanksgiving. There are still lots of stuff to buy at your More...

By admin On Friday, August 8th, 2014
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Village of Iroquois to host Great Waterfront Trail Adventure Cyclists – Aug 14, 2014

SSN – The 2014 Great Waterfront Trail Adventure (GWTA) cyclists will be arriving  in the Village of Iroquois for a one night stay onThursday, August 14, 2014.   Over 120 cyclists will roll into the More...

By Reg Coffey On Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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Mid Season Market Days by Reg Coffey

SSN – It is about mid season for the farmer’s markets in the SD&G area and probably the most exciting time for fresh produce. It was a great feeling to see the first crop of strawberries or asparagus More...

By Reg Coffey On Sunday, July 13th, 2014
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Manotick Farmer’s Market by Reg Coffey

  Manotick – Friday evening I received an email inviting me to check out a relatively new Farmer’s Market in Manotick. It is a little bit out of my usual range geographically but as a favour to a fellow More...