Details: Canada Day Celebrations in Dorset, Gooderham, Minden, West Guilford, Wilburforce

Ξ June 28th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, art/crafts, events, family, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, Minden Hills Township, Ontario, Photography |

Celebrate Canada Day!*
Canada Day Celebrations will be held in Gooderham and Dorset on Saturday, June 28th and in Minden, West Guilford and Wilberforce on Tuesday, July 1st.

Canada Day in Dorset
Saturday, June 28
Fireworks will be lighting up the night sky at the Big Trading Bay in Dorset beginning at dusk (approx 9:30). There is no charge, but a boot will be passed around for contributions to offset the costs. All donations will go towards next year’s show. Rain date: Sunday, June 29.
Big Trading Bay, Dorset

The Algonguin Highlands Music Summerfest:
Saturday June 28 2pm – 1am, Ox Narrows Resort, Hwy 35
Roast Pig, Fireworks on the Barge at Dusk, Special Permit Lic,Music, Music 6 Bands, Food, Face Painters, Jumping Castle, Childrens Blues Harmonica Teaching Workshop, Jumping Water Raft and much much more. $20.00 gets you in to see it all (Wristbands and tickets). Proceeds towards Cystic Fibrosis.

Gooderham’s Family Canada Day Celebration
Saturday, June 28, Gooderham Community Center & Park Community Centre Road Gooderham

The Gooderham Committee for Kids will be hosting their third annual Canada Day Celebration Saturday June 28th, 2008 at the Gooderham Community Centre & Park. Starting at 11:00 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m. there will be fun games,old fashioned races, face painting, fundraising raffle’s, food, yard sale tables and more. Return at dusk for our spectacular fireworks display. Admission for fireworks by donation only. Fun Day Activities Free!

*Details courtesy of “What’s Happening in the Haliburton Highlands” – Canada Day Special

Earlier this week I had a nice email exchange with a long-time “Maple Laker,” Mr. Tony Boros.

Besides sounding exactly like the super kind of person who you find on Maple Lake, Mr. Boros is a professional photographer who generously shared some spectacular shots of our beloved Maple Lake. His professional website is Websight 360 where you can enjoy 360 degree panorama images as well as find out more about the process and more about Mr. Boros personally and professionally. I highly recommend a visit.

Tony Boros


Webcam Shots Across Ontario~ 06.24.08

Ξ June 24th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ marine/marina, nature, Ontario, Photography, webcam |

Hi there!

The good news is that I’ve recently been able to put a few brand new real (not webcam stills) photographs of Maple Lake, Ontario up for all to see. I’m very much looking forward however to adding many more as we move towards the end of next month–when Illinois obligations ease up.

In the meantime, the “not bad, either” news is that I have brand spanking new webshots that I took from a number of locations around Ontario today. Enjoy!

In case you missed: Web Cam shots going back to Winter, 2008~

Mulligans Bay~ Chapleau River

Mulligans Bay~ Chapleau River~
Ed Huck Marine, Rockport, Ontario

Ed Huck Marine~ Rockport, Ontario~

Port Carling Indian River Cam
Port Carling Indian River Cam~

Silver Lake Resort
Silver Lake Resort~

In case you missed: Web Cam shots going back to Winter, 2008


Celebrate With The Art Hive-Maple Lake Artisans Collective As It Turns One!

Ξ June 21st, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ art/crafts, events, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, Photography |

Above: At The Art Hive, 10239 Hwy. 118, Haliburton, Ontario. 705-754-0021 ( “B” on map below)

Somehow I missed the opening of The Art Hive last summer (perhaps because we had to delay our visit until late in the summer) even though proximity-wise it’s walking distance from where I stay on Maple Lake. I had sort of pushed Welch’s general store to the back of my mind because it wasn’t Welch’s anymore. For many years the building appeared vacant.

When I was a kid Welch’s was a favoured destination as barefoot, my cousins and I would troupe in (on our best behaviour, mind you) and pick out penny candy, pixie sticks, and the like whilst whichever adult in charge that day picked up a few grocery items.

Welch’s General Store closed years ago and I hadn’t realized that the store was once again vibrant with life. I am looking forward to visiting The Art Hive not only because I truly enjoy art of many kinds but because I’ll get to walk down memory lane.
“The Maple Lake Artisans Collective is a group of Haliburton County multi-disciplinary artists who have come together to share, catalyze, and nurture creative expression and the arts.

The Art Hive is a new and exciting enterprise located in the historical Welch’s General Store. Home base of the Maple Lake Artisans Collective, the business opened in June 2007. Local artisans display and sell quality-crafted pottery, fabric art, music, ironwork, sculpture, jewellery and more. In addition to the gallery and gift shop there are studios on site, creative workshops for both children and adults and an organic fair trade coffee bar.”

THE NEWS: Keep your appointment calendar open for June 28, 2008 because:

There will be a day of festivities at The Art Hive on Highway 118 just east of Carnarvon.

THE ART HIVE TURNS ONE (edited from a County of Haliburton, Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Marketing release.)

“Between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm The Art Hive will be celebrating its first year in business with free custom-made cake, art demonstrations, live music, hands-on sculpture, drumming, barbecued food and a special members’ exhibit, to name only some of what is planned for the day. “It has been an amazing year,” notes potter Lisa Barry. “The local community has been very supportive over the past 12 months, donating goods, services and historical items as well as participating in our events and programs. So now we want folks to come out on June 28 and have a good time.”

Here’s where to go on June 28: (directions above post)Maple Lake Artisans Collective~The Art Hive, Maple Lake.


Long Range Weather Forecast and Bug Report For Maple Lake & Haliburton County

Ξ June 17th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, nature, weather |

Black Flies.

We brought back a number of souvenirs from Maple Lake but besides buttertarts the ones that made the biggest impression are the many black fly bites that all three of us–plus our little dog Raven are still showing evidence of.

Poor little Raven’s (she’s a 12 lb. Schipperke) stomach was covered in bites and it was too late to avoid them once we realized that a morning walk in the newly-mowed back field was not a great idea. The person who walked her in those early morning hours also sustained a goodly number of bites and is glad to show them off to anyone who might take an interest (there really haven’t been any takers). Spouse also took a number of hits when he unwisely mowed the grass wearing nothing but shorts and gym shoes. His torso got eaten up pretty badly as well as his legs.

Judging from the Bug Forecast for Maple Lake it still quite thick with Black Flies and the weather that is forecasted doesn’t seem like it will helps matters much.

Hopefully, July will bring some good news.

Long range weather forecast for the Haliburton area:

long range weather haliburton county


What’s Happening In The Haliburton Highlands This Week

Ξ June 16th, 2008 | → 0 Comments | ∇ business, events, family, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, Minden Hills Township, Ontario, Photography, Travel/Vacation |

Maple Lake~ 06.09.2008

Maple Lake~ 06.09.2008

Amy Brohm, the Tourism Marketing Coordinator for the County of Haliburton, Ontario is a font of information about the Haliburton Highlands. I’ve included her newsletter sign-up addy below along with her contact info:

705-286-1777; 1-800-461-7677

She sends out a newsletter weekly that is just jammed-packed with every happening you could possibly imagine–and it’s all right in the Highlands. Click the link that follows this sentence to get on the email mailing list:

What’s Happening In The Haliburton Highlands This Week

I cannot wait to get back up there. I will be pouring over what is going on every week. This is the year that I rediscover the Haliburton Highlands. My mom duties are keeping me here and that’s OK. One truly neat thing is when I do return, shortly thereafter my son and spouse and little dog Raven will join me. 🙂

My son is currently taking Driver’s Education classes that he will have completed upon coming to the Lake. But he’ll be far from done. He must put in hundreds of hours over a nine-month period before our state will grant him a driver’s license. Until then he will drive using a learner’s permit and with an adult driver in the car with him. This will give us all the more reason to venture out beyond our little Maple Lake paradise.

Ms. Brohm has also included some great links in this week’s newsletter that I thought I’d share with you:

Haliburton Holidays
Haliburton County
Experience Haliburton


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