Father’s Day Mini Golf in Hoffman Estates #minigolf #fathersday #congoriverun

Ξ June 15th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ entertainment, family, holiday(s), me, personal, Photography, United States |

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#minigolf #fathersday #congoriverun

 

Chicago Gardens Spring Blooming #Chicago #gardens #blooms

Ξ June 13th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ gardening, health/happiness, home and garden, Maple Lake Ontario, nature, Ontario, personal, Photography, spring, United States |

Beautiful Friday the 13th Spring Day in Midwest Condo Garden

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Purple Smoke Tree in our Chicago condo garden (June 13 2014)

Purple Smoke Tree in our Chicago condo garden (June 13 2014)

This is what I miss most when I’m at Maple Lake–our Chicago gardens, which have taken shape over a nearly 15-year period. Despite being constrained by the shared ownership of condo property, my husband has transformed our otherwise rather cookie-cutter surroundings into a lush, inviting suburban oasis of vibrant life.

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Calibrachoa hanging basket in our Chicago condo garden (June 13 2014)

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Plantain Lily Hosta in our Chicago condo garden (June 13 2014)

Plantain Lily Hosta in our Chicago condo garden (June 13 2014)
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Coleus in our Chicago condo garden (June 13 2014)

Coleus in our Chicago condo garden (June 13 2014)

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Edge of our Chicago condo garden (6.13.14)

Edge of our Chicago condo garden (6.13.14)

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Japanese Maple in our Chicago condo garden (6.13.14)

Japanese Maple in our Chicago condo garden (6.13.14)

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Calibrachoa in our Chicago condo garden (6.13.14)

Calibrachoa in our Chicago condo garden (6.13.14)

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Coral Belles in our Chicago condo garden (6.13.14)

Coral Belles in our Chicago condo garden (6.13.14)

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Hydrangea in our Chicago condo garden
(June 13 2014)

Hydrangea in our Chicago condo garden
(June 13 2014)

 

Cottage Opening on Maple Lake – May 2014 #maplelake #Canada

Ξ May 27th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, cottage country, family, fun activity, gardening, Haliburton Highlands, home and garden, me, My dog, nature, Obi, Ontario, personal, Photography, spring, sunsets, Travel/Vacation |

Knowing that the Maple Lake area, like many other places around the world, experienced a very severe winter, we were braced for the worst.

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Maple Lake Ontario cottage opening 2014

‘The worst’ isn’t something you really wish to deal with at  5 a.m. arrival time either, so I’m happy to report that things seemed about like any other year. The shoreline looks a bit worse for the 2013-14 winter…

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Maple Lake Ontario cottage opening 2014

The water is very high right now–no beach yet. The swim raft is going to be a hoot to attempt to get into the water. But ya know, we stay entertained on this first trip of the year.

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Wee bit of erosion going’ on here. Maple Lake Ontario cottage opening 2014

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Maple Lake Ontario cottage opening 2014. My fave dog and fave rock! The water is so cold right now. Obi cares not. He also listens not but that’s another story.

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Maple Lake Ontario cottage opening 2014.

My favorite rock. Is the last step before the beach (picture a month or two from now when there is a beach). This has been my favorite rock for about 5 decades. It is the perfect shape for a step.

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Maple Lake Ontario cottage opening 2014 – Hosta and Coral Belle plantlings

We started putting in more foliage about three years ago. Last year, we resurrected the little garden that faces the Lake. The tricky part is that these gardens need to survive on their  own–with no extra care at all because we never know when we’ll be here. Hostas seem to do well everywhere and Coral Belles are hardy, too. These plantlings are about 4 weeks behind the same varieties we have back in Chicago.

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Maple Lake Ontario cottage opening 2014– After 5 months I finally know the button to press for a selfie! Haha.

This is the lake look. 700 miles of road travel, 5 hours sleep, dealings with the satellite guy and in my suit and on the beach while spouse finishes putting the water in the cottage so we can SHOWER. Sunglasses are my friend.

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Maple Lake Ontario cottage opening 2014 – Sunset.

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Maple Lake Ontario cottage opening 2014. Sunset

 

Jim Flaherty remembered at state funeral: Political elite gather in remembrance

Ξ April 16th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, events, Ontario, Photography, video |

Former Canada finance minister died last week at age 64

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Jim Flaherty remembered at state funeral (4.16.14)

 

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Jim Flaherty remembered at state funeral (4.16.14)

 

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Jim Flaherty remembered at state funeral (4.16.14)

 

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Honour Guard with Jim Flaherty’s casket

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Jim Flaherty remembered at state funeral (4.16.14)

Family, friends, and colleagues paid their final respects to former finance minister Jim Flaherty today at his state funeral.

 

Happy Spring! Haliburton Highlands Happenings #haliburtonhighlands #maplelakeontario

Ξ April 5th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, community, community services, cottage country, Dysart Dudley Harcourt and Others, Education, entertainment, events, family, film, Food and/or Drink, fun activity, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, health/happiness, Lecture, Maple Lake Ontario, Minden Hills Township, My dog, nature, NON paid Post, Obi, performance, Photography, Raven, service(s), spring, Trails, United States |

This what is going on here in Chicagoland – Read on for What’s happening in the Haliburton Highlands!

 

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Raven and Obi enjoying the early spring on the Salt Creek trail.

 

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Roger and Obi near the Salt Creek Trail April 5, 2014

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Obi, in a pond by the trail– April 5, 2014

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Adjacent to the Salt Creek Trail is the oldest cemetery in Palatine–almost 200 years old!

 

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Selfie on Salt Creek Trail – April 5, 2014

 

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Heading home on the Salt Creek Trail – 4.05.14

And this, courtesy of the Haliburton Highlander is some of what is happening in the Haliburton Highlands!

EVERY MONDAY:
Club 35 Tai Chi Classes, Dorset Recreation Centre
Every Monday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Tai Chi, Chi Kung, & Meditation. Beginners welcome!
More info: drc@algonquinhighlands.ca, 705-766-9968

Club 35 Euchre, Dorset Recreation Centre
Every Monday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
More info: drc@algonquinhighlands.ca, 705-766-9968

Minden Hills table tennis, Minden Community Centre
Every Monday until Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., $3.
More info: eweiss@mindenhills.ca, 705-286-2298

EVERY TUESDAY:
Minden Guides and Pathfinders meeting, 6:30-8 p.m.

Contract Bridge – Minden United Church, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Contact 705-286-1305.

Dorset Quilters & Needleworkers, Dorset Rec Centre
Every Monday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $1
More info: drc@algonquinhighlands.ca, 705-766-9968

Bridge, Stanhope Firefighters Community Hall
Every Tuesday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
From 4th Tuesday in May to 2nd Tuesday in October
More info: Linda, 705-489-3294

Shuffleboard, Stanhope Firefighters Community Hall
Every Tuesday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
More info: George at 705-489-3225

Radio Bingo, Canoe FM (100.9 on the radio)
Bingo cards available at various locations
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. $800 in prizes
More info: Roxanne at 705-457-1009

Tai Chi classes, Dorset Rec Centre
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
More info: Valerie at 705-767-1177

Euchre – West Guilford Community Centre, 7 p.m.

EVERY WEDNESDAY:
Walking Wednesdays, begins at Rails End Gallery
Every Wednesday until June 25th.
9:30 a.m., Free
More info: Andrea at 705-457-1740

Narcotics Anonymous,
Haliburton Hospital Boardroom,
Every Wednesday, 7 – 8 p.m.

Euchre Card Night, Irondale Community Centre
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Drop-ins welcome, $2

Minden Slender Seekers (Cdn Calorie Counters)
Minden Legion, Hwy 35
6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. (weigh in from 5:30 p.m.) $45/year
More info: Val at 705-286-1036

Yoga Classes, Dorset Rec Centre
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., $10
More info: Ingrid at 705-635-3473

Public Skating, A.J. LaRue Arena
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Haliburton, $2
Every Wednesday until April 16, 2014
More info: Ray at 705-457-2083

Public Skate, S.G.Nesbitt Arena
12 noon to 2 p.m., Minden
Helmets are recommended
More info: Jane at 705-286-1936

Dorset Book Club, Dorset Rec Centre
1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Free
More info: Ruth or Sandy at 705-766-9969

Bid Euchre, Minden Community Centre
1 p.m. – 4 p.m., $3, drop-ins welcome
More info: Elisha at 705-286-2298

Bid Euchre, Stanhope Community Hall
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
More info: Linda at 705-489-1835.

Pickleball, Minden Community Centre
9 a.m. – 12 p.m., $2
More info: Elisha at 705-286-2298

African Hand Drumming class, Dorset Rec Centre,
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., $10 ($5 for 12 & under)
No experience required, instruments provided
More info: Gillian at 705-766-9183

EVERY THURSDAY:
Minden Sparks and Brownies meeting, 6-7:30 p.m.

Pickleball – Haliburton Highlands Secondary School gym, 7-9:45 p.m. $4 and must have clean, indoor court or running shoes.

Adult Skate – A.J. LaRue Arena,
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., $2, Haliburton
More info: Call Ray at 705-457-2083

Mother Goose program, Haliburton OEYC Halco Plaza
Stories and songs with baby. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Free
More info: oeycparented@bellnet.ca

Drop-in volleyball, Dorset rec centre
Adults only, 7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., $1
More info: drc@algonquinhighlands.ca

EVERY FRIDAY:
Club 35 Bid Euchre
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
More info: Garth at 705-489-2945

Public Skate, S.G.Nesbitt Arena
12 noon to 2 p.m., Minden
Helmets are recommended
More info: Jane at 705-286-1936

Sunday Afternoon Live at the “D”, Dominion Hotel

4 p.m. – 7 p.m., Minden
Every Sunday until June 15, 2014.
More info: 705-286-6954

Enviro Cafe – The Earth Charter

Minden United Church, 7 p.m.
For more info: Carolynn @ 705-754-9873
Wednesday, April 2
Haliburton Soccer registration
HHSS gym foyer, 5 – 7 p.m.
$25 for youth, $35 for adults (fees double after May 31)
For more info: http://www.halsoccer.org

(r)Evolution HHSS Portfolio Class Exhibition

Rails End Gallery, 23 York Street, Haliburton
Wednesday-Saturday, 11 – 5, runs until May 31
For more info: www.railsendgallery.com

Highlands Musical Bursary

St. George’s Anglican Church, 7:30 p.m.

More info: 705-748-1991
Sunday, April 6
Monday, April 7
Minden Hills Softball Registration
Minden Community Centre, Room 3
1 – 5 p.m.
$35
More info: http://www.mindenhills.ca
Tuesday, April 8
Minden Hills Softball Registration
Minden Community Centre, Room 3
6 – 8 p.m.
$35
More info: http://www.mindenhills.ca

The Art of Pasta workshop
Abbey Gardens
6 – 8 p.m.
$25
More info: Cara at 705-754-4769
Wednesday, April 9
Friends of Haliburton County Library – lunch & learn
Janet Hepburn and her book – “Flee, Fly, Flown”
Community Room, Hwy 118, Haliburton
$20/buffet lunch, door prizes
For more info: Brenda t 705-457-2695

The Art of Pasta workshop
Abbey Gardens
1 – 3 p.m.
$25
More info: Cara at 705-754-4769

OSGA 55+ Games Open House & Registration
Learn how to play Bid Euchre, enjoy a game of Crokinole, register for the 2014 Summer Games
Haliburton Curling Club, 4 – 6 p.m.
More info: www.ontarioseniorgames.ca
Thursday, April 10
Those Other Movies – 12 Years a Slave
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
4:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
$8

Community Care Movie Day
Minden United Church
1:30 p.m.
By donation only
More info: Cara at 705-457-2941

Minden Hills Softball Registration
Minden Community Centre, Room 3
6 – 8 p.m.
$35
More info: http://www.mindenhills.ca
Friday, April 11
Minden Hills Softball Registration
Minden Community Centre, Room 3
1 – 5 p.m.
$35
More info: http://www.mindenhills.ca

Places For People – Latest Affordable Housing Community Project:

On March 21, non-profit affordable housing corporation Places for People opened the doors to a fifth unit intended for a family in need. The group spent three months refurbishing a home at 5 Newcastle Street for a local family with two kids.

 

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Places For People Affordable Housing
See more at: http://highlanderonline.ca/places-for-people-people-for-places?id=1450#sthash.dkLH7QLE.dpuf

These photos show some of the people who stopped by to see the work of volunteers. The doors will officially open to the Minden-area family on April 1.

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Places For People Affordable Housing
See more at: http://highlanderonline.ca/places-for-people-people-for-places?id=1450#sthash.dkLH7QLE.dpuf

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