June Happenings in the Haliburton Highlands Updated! Weekend & Weekday Weather #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ May 31st, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ art/crafts, Canada, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, health/happiness, home and garden, Minden Hills Township, Ontario, Photography, spring, weather, webcam |

Minden Flood Relief Efforts Continue Throughout the Highlands – Find Out More About How You Can Participate!

 

Aerial View of Minden, April 2013

Aerial View of Minden, April 2013

Highlands Weekend Weather = Haliburton Highlands – Algonquin Highlands Weekend Weather

Saturday will be cool and wet. Sunday looks temperate and sunny.

Haliburton Highlands - Algonquin Highlands Weekend Weather

Haliburton Highlands – Algonquin Highlands Weekend Weather

 

Highlands  Weather June 8 through June 14 2013

 

Haliburton Highlands Weather June 8 - 14 2013

Haliburton Highlands Weather June 8 – 14 2013

Monday through Wednesday will be cloudy with showers, then mainly Sunday on Thursday, cloudy periods on Friday and back again in time for the weekend: expect isolated showers on Saturday the 15. At least the temperatures are remaining mostly seasonal.

Here are a few of my Highlands Happenings picks for good times in the month of June:

FATHEAD AT THE DOMINION HOTEL

FATHEAD AT THE DOMINION HOTEL

Here’s a show not to miss, the Juno Award-winning Blues band ‘Fathead’ at the historic Dominion Hotel. Be sure to come early and enjoy the Dominion Hotel Buffet from 6-8 p.m. for only $15.99!

The Treasures and Trash Sale at Head Lake Park, which besides the ‘headlining attraction’ will also feature a Buttertart Contest, Glassblowing and a Beer Garden! Sounds like an awesomely good time!

Treasures and Trash at Head Lake Park

Treasures and Trash at Head Lake Park

The 4th Annual ATV Mud Bog – You just can’t miss with food, refreshment, camping and a beer tent on site AND Truck Pulls and Show and Shine.  To top it off, all proceeds go to the CF Foundation and to the community!

The 4th Annual ATV Mud Bog

The 4th Annual ATV Mud Bog

The Highlands have much more to offer in the first half of June so please scroll down to read all about the fun times in store for you in cottage country!

 

 

Haliburton Highlands Weekend Happenings May 25-26 – Minden Fundraisers – Highlands Weekend Weather

Ξ May 24th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, community, community services, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, home and garden, Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario, spring, summertime, weather, webcam |

Fundraising continues for the flood-ravaged Minden Hills area with several activities on tap for this weekend.

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Kawagama Lake ON CA

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Weekend Weather Haliburton Highlands

Haliburton Highlands Weather May 24 and May 25

Haliburton Highlands Weather May 24 and May 25

Haliburton Highlands Weather May 25 and May 30

Haliburton Highlands Weather May 25 and May 30

Minden Flood Relief Fundraisers

Two daytime outdoor Minden Hills events, which include a motorcycle ride and a yard sale/charity barbecue, both run on Saturday. But, if you budget your time, you should have no trouble enjoying both of them. If you don’t happen to be a biker, be sure to tell any motorcycle-riding friends about helping this vital cause.

The Haliburton Hootennanny, also benefiting Minden Flood Relief, goes down on on Saturday night. Besides loads of great entertainment you can have your fill–literally–of an all-you-can-eat Roast Beef Buffet between 5-8 pm for only $15.99!

The weather for the Haliburton Highlands both Saturday and Sunday looks beautiful with sunny skies and mild temperatures–perfect for getting out and enjoying all that cottage country has to offer.

Enjoy!

Whitewater Slalom national team Trials

Whitewater Slalom National Team Trials

Purina Walk For Dog Guides

Purina Walk For Dog Guides

 

Haliburton  Hootenanny

Haliburton Hootenanny

In the non-fundraising arena, you’ll want to head to the Gull River on both Saturday and Sunday for the Whitewater Slalom Team Trials. Racing starts at 9:30 a.m. on both days. Don’t miss the excitement of Canada’s top slalom kayakers competing in the National Whitewater Team selection races!

 

Minden Flood Update – Condo Summer Gardens in Chicago – May 15 2013 (PHOTOS) #chicago #garden #summer

Ξ May 17th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ home, home and garden, nature, Ontario, Photography, spring, summertime |

State of emergency lifted for Minden ON.

State of emergency lifted for Minden ON.

Spring is finally here with summer gardens on the way–and outdoor gardens the the Northwest Chicago Suburbs have taken notice.
Creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny

Ostrich Ferns

Ostrich Ferns

Look quickly though as many residents of these Chicago condo summer gardens will morph until they are nearly unrecognizable as summer moves closer—and it will continue well beyond that, too. I find it fascinating to watch and enjoy and snap shots of all this activity. I’m probably really going to miss it for the six weeks I am in Canada this summer…hope to see that the perennials that were planted at Maple Lake in recent years survived Ontario’s Winter 2013.

 

Halcyon Hosta

Halcyon Hosta with Creeping Jenny in the backgound

Crabapple blossoms (white)

Crabapple blossoms (white petals) Back yard

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple (front yard)

 

In full blossom ( Crabapple tree)

In full blossom (Crabapple tree)

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Minden Hills Flood – How To Help (PHOTOS) (VIDEO) What’s Happening in the Ontario Highlands #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ May 11th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, community, community services, cottage country, events, government/politics, Haliburton Highlands, home, Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario, spring, video, weather |

 How to Help the Flood-Ravaged Minden Hills

IMMEDIATE NEED TO HELP people who have been displaced by the Minden Flood: We need items like hand soap, tooth paste, deodorant, toilet paper, shampoo.

SOURCE: Minden Food Bank

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Aerial View of Minden, April 2013

Aerial View of Minden, April 2013

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Though last week’s good weather helped to dry things up, the fallout from the 2013 Minden Hills flooding is far from over.

In an effort to bring you up-to-the-minute, I’m devoting this post to the Minden Hills area in hopes that you will reach out and support them in any way you possibly can. Over 150 families are homeless and many will permanently lose their homes as they do not have the option to purchase flood insurance coverage since they live on a flood plain.

Please read above “Flood related Community Information” about the latest, streamlined way that anyone, anywhere can donate to the flood relief fund. This makes me so happy as I’m 700 miles away right now and want to help and now can do so on payday using PayPal. Since I’m spending a month and-a-half in the Algonquin Highlands this summer, I intend to do as much of my shopping at local Minden businesses as possible and I hope other folks follow suit this year.

The sun coming out also brought this snap of the Minden Bridge opening this week past:

Minden Bridge reopens

Minden Bridge reopens (May 2013)

Coach’s Corner Minden Hills Flood Relief May 8th 2013

A huge thank you to Ron Maclean and Don Cherry for giving our town such needed national exposure as we work to raise donations for our devastated town. Over 150 families are homeless and many will permanently lose their homes as they do not have the option to purchase flood insurance coverage as they are in a flood plain. Please visit www.pinestone-resort.com and click on the “Donate Now” button to donate to the “Township of Minden Hills Flood Relief” Trust account or visit any CIBC Branch – All Donations so VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!

EVERY DOLLAR RAISED IS MATCHED WITH A $2 DONATION FROM THE PROVINCIAL GOVT, ESSENTIALLY TRIPLING THE FUNDS

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More damage from high water in Minden Hills.

Fund raising efforts for the Minden Community After the Jump:

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Good Weather News For the Haliburton Highlands! #haliburtonhighlands #algonquinhighlands #weather

Ξ May 3rd, 2013 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, community, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario, Photography, spring, weather, webcam |

Sunny, Dry Days Should Help Alleviate Highlands Flooding Woes

 

Kawagama Lake in Dorset Ontario - May 3 2013

Kawagama Lake in Dorset Ontario – May 3 2013

Minden Hills residents in particular have been hit hard by flooding in recent weeks and though water levels are showing signs of improvement, the community remains in a state of emergency. (For up-to-the minute news about flood conditions and relief click
Get Flood Relief Information.)

Help Your Community!

Help Your Community!

With such gloomy circumstances, good weather news is very welcome, indeed. Today is a good example of what you can expect over the weekend and beyond.

 Highlands’ Weekend Weather
Weekend Weather Ontario Highland's (May 3-4)

Weekend Weather Ontario Highland’s (May 3-4)

But what about after the weekend?

Weather Forecast for the Highlands May 4 - May 9 2013

Weather Forecast for the Highlands May 4 – May 8 2013

*Click to enlarge for detail.

Through next Wednesday, there is NO rain in the forecast and the majority of days will be MOSTLY Sunny.

Beyond that, in the 14-Day Weather Outlook:

Highland's 14-day Weather Outlook

Highland’s 14-day Weather Outlook

Well, it is spring but from what we see here, the Highlands will be getting a full week’s respite from rainfall with 9 of 14 days calling for no precipitation. The few days with a chance of rain are followed by sunny days, so with any luck there won’t be much back-sliding on the recovery from the flooding. There certainly is reason to be grateful. Low temperatures remain across-the-board higher than normal and the high temperatures, when averaged out, look just about spot-on normal.

Chapleau River Ice melting

Chapleau River Ice melting

After all the mucking about it would be nice to get out and have a little fun so here What’s Happening in May in the Highlands.

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