MAPLE LAKE ONTARIO 1956 – 1969 Family Historic PHOTOS #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ December 30th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, cottage country, family, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario,, Ontario, Photography, summertime |

*CLICK ALL PHOTOS TWICE TO SEE DETAIL/THEIR FULL SIZE* Maple Lake Ontario, Canada 1956 (spring)


All extended or immediate McCrackan family at Maple Lake Ontario Canada - 1956. My parents are at extreme right.

The 1956 McCrackan family compound on Maple Lake. Our (current) cottage is not shown and don’t look for ‘these’ cottages as they don’t, technically, exist.  In 1956 at McCrackan’s cottages there was no lake-bank to speak of and the trees looked really different than today–way more sparse.

Mom at Maple Lake Ontario - 'front' of the property - 1956. She was Mrs. Peggy (Jim) McCrackan by this time.

  My mom took this Maple Lake summer photo of me, my dad in the middle, and my bro at right. in about 1969. I don’t think it was posed but I like the composition, if not the pukey look on my face.


Beautiful Ontario Canada (PHOTOS) #haliburtonhighlands #sirsams

Ξ December 21st, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, cottage country, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, Ontario, Photography, sunsets, Trails, webcam, winter |

Grabbed a couple webcam shots about 12 hours ago of some new-this-year scenic Ontario spots. Hopefully, I’ll be able to post more  beautiful Ontario winter scenes more often! Also, Sir Sam’s Ski Resort in West Guilford looks to be ready and awaiting your arrival!

Salerno Lake, Gooderham, Ontario (Credit: Weather Network)


Gowganda Lake Lodge, Ontario (Credit: Weather Network)


Sir Sam's Ski Resort - West Guilford, Ontario (Credit: Weather Network)


HALIBURTON HIGHLANDS – Make Yours a DRAMATIC CHRISTMAS! #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ December 20th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, community, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), Ontario, summertime |


It’s never too early to begin planning for this coming summer’s good times and with the holiday season upon us it is easy to get a leg up on your summertime plans when you make it a dramatic Christmas! You can enjoy a great summer of drama, comedy and music and between now through January 15, 2012 you can do so for a great price! Pay just $11o for a season pass to all 5 shows at the Highlands Summer Festival and for just $67.50 you can take in the delightful offerings of the Highland Opera Studio with a season pass! Christmas gifting couldn’t be easier and your recipient is sure to be thrilled. Be sure to read about the many choices in entertainment in the Haliburton Highlands by scrolling below and clicking each graphic two times for full enlargement. Happy Holidays!


What’s Happening in The Haliburton Highlands Now! #haliburtonhighlands #santabrunch #christmasconcert

Ξ December 17th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, community, cottage country, entertainment, family, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), Minden Hills Township, Ontario, winter |

Hey there!

There’s still plenty going on this weekend if you’d like to make fun holiday plans for Sunday, December 18!

Personally, I’ve always dug brunch with Santa, though I concede that brunch itself is a big draw. 🙂 Read on to find out the deets on tomorrow’s BRUNCH with SANTA, A Winter’s Night with Wendell and Wheat, and the Highlands Wind Symphony Christmas Concert!

Brunch with Santa:
December 18 2011
Santa’s Brunch – 18th of December $2.00 from every Brunch Sold will be donated to Point in Time Feast on a festive inspired Buffet that includes; Home-made Soup, Salads, Scrambled Eggs with Cheddar Cheese, Egg Benedict, Home fries, Sausage, Bacon, Cheddar Perogies with Chive Sour Cream, Pancakes, French Toast, Featured Pasta, Carved Baked Pineapple Ham, Fresh Rotisserie Sage and Rosemary Ontario Turkey. Our Dessert Table features Mincemeat Pie, Apple Crisp, Carrot Cake, Rice Pudding, Jell-O & Pudding Parfait and Fresh Fruit. Santa will be visiting for Photographs with the Children at 10:30 am and again at 1:00 pm Santa’s Mailbox will be Open till December 12th Bring your letter with you! Adults $20.95++, Children 12 and under $9.95 ++

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Red Umbrella Inn 1075 Red Umbrella Road Minden
Contact: Michael or Richard Tel: 705-489-2462

A Winter’s Night with Wendell and Wheat:
December 18 2011
This concert features the wonderful duo of Wendell Ferguson and Katherine Wheatley. They are best of musical pals. Her heartfelt lyrics and stunning voice and his honest yet irreverent humor make their show both moving and hilarious. One presenter said “An absolutely transcendent concert”. Another said “She didn’t leave a dry eye in the house. He didn’t leave a dry seat”. The very talented Sheri Hawkins and Shawn Chamberlin will open for Wendell and Wheat.

Come early for dinner at the Wild Moose Tickets: $23/person (HST included) $17 (HST included) – Folk Society members/ Youth

Available at The Photoshop in Haliburton and Organic Times in Minden.

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Or call 705-754 -3655 to reserve Presented by the Haliburton County Folk Society, a part of the Haliburton County Community Cooperative

The Wild Moose

1701 Wigamog Road Haliburton
Contact: Barrie Martin Tel: 705-754-3655

Highlands Wind Symphony Christmas Concert:
December 18 2011

The Highlands Wind Symphony Presents Its Annual Christmas Concert “Around The World At Christmas” Also Featuring The Highlands Swing Band With Jerelyn Craden Sunday, December 18th 3pm Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion Haliburton

Tickets: Adults $10, Students $5, Family $25 Available at Master’s Book Store in Haliburton or Minden Pharmasave

For More Information:

Call Andy Salvatori 457-2100 or Kelly Moore 286-3377
Northern Lights Pavilion HHSS Haliburton



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