By Glenna Burns
Every community has a history and stories to tell. The story of the Michi Saagiig (Mississaugas) of Curve Lake First Nation has been compellingly told in a beautiful film produced by the community itself.
The Mud Lake settlement became a reserve in June of 1898 with about 200 members. By 1964, it had grown to
Bobcaygeon & District Horticultural Society
By Sylvia Green, BDHS vice president and Master Gardener
With many BDHS members welcoming you at each of this year’s eight special gardens on out tour, Saturday, July 9, you’ll have a chance to see many examples of floral finery:
• A turn-of-the-century dairy farm features well laid out flower beds with neat shrubs, a variety of vigorous trees and some whimsical touches like
There’ll be three days of action-packed fun for all ages when the Norland Summer Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this July 8-10.
Ward Park and the Recreation Centre will host all the action for the three-day event with various
If quality items of a certain age are your thing, you won’t want to miss A Place Called Home’s 46th annual Antique Show and Sale, July 8-9 in downtown Lindsay’s Victoria Park Armoury.
Back for its second anniversary in the Armoury after a sojourn at the fair grounds, the show this year starts Friday with
Your facts are wrong
John, before you write your editorials (From my perch, June 17, page 3) do you research your facts to make sure that they are correct?
First of all, the firearm used in the Orlando shooting was not an automatic rifle, machine gun or sub-machine gun. It was a
Thank you to all who have spoken to us in defense of The Kawartha Promoter after one gentleman at the June 16 Bobcaygeon Town Hall said he didn‘t consider us a real newspaper.
I really feel he was trying to say he considered us different from the other newspapers—and I take that as a compliment.
The Kawartha Promoter is all about political and social commentary, business and the arts, and local events. We’re trying to be a news magazine in the tradition of Time Magazine—except our scope is a little smaller.
Buckhorn Community Centre and Athletic Association has been awarded a grant of $3,000 as part of the province’s Seniors Community Grant Program.
The Buckhorn Community Centre and Athletic Association is an important hub of cultural and recreational programs for the community. It provides a variety of programs, including Tai Chi, aerobics and badminton.
By Jennifer Wilson
Did you know that the Wharf on Balsam Lake in Coboconk is officially recognized as Canada’s Fresh Water Summit? It’s the highest body of fresh water from which one can circumnavigate the world by boat.
Looking for something to do to launch your summer fun? Check out
By April Scott
The choristers are winding down for a summer break after they present three mini concerts for the residents, staff and visitors at Case Manor, Pinecrest Nursing Home, and Kawartha Lakes Retirement Suites.
All will be in for a musical
As told by Doug Williams to Julie Kapyrka
I always admired the “old guys”—Mkoons and Madden—and the way they used to eat. I spent a lot of time with them and we would eat off the land.
We would fish and steam or boil the fish we caught. We ate everything except the intestines and kidneys. That’s all we discarded. We ate the liver and the heart. We also ate the head. Nothing was left of the fish but a little pile of bones.
I admired the way those guys could
A Special Place—The Clothing Giveaway will be clearing out from 17 Bolton Street (the old post office, near the Bobcaygeon locks), and closing before the end of June.
No donations will be accepted there after June 19. Future donations can be
Last month 40 members of Bobcaygeon Jamatkhana (the Ismaili Muslim community), Trinity United Church (including Rev. Rodney Smith-Merkley and his family), and the Bobcaygeon and Area Refugee Committee gathered in Toronto to participate in the World Partnership Walk to counter global poverty.
Team Bobcaygeon raised over
Lindsay’s 25th annual free Concerts in the Park series is set to go Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm and Sunday afternoons from 2-4 pm during July and August at the Frank Banks Gazebo in Victoria Park (downtown, next to the Armoury).
This year’s line-up will feature favourite past performers as well as new faces to the series. Brochures are available at city Service Centres, or online at city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/concertsinthepark, which also has band bios.
Here’s the lineup:
• Sunday, July 3 – Kenny Butterill (Alt-Country, Roots, Folk & Blues)
• Wednesday, July 6 – L’il Big Band (Big Band)
• Sunday, July 10 – Passport (Classic Rock)
• Wednesday, July 13 – Seabreeze (Country, East Coast, Irish & Oldies)
• Sun. July 17 – No Concert
• Wed. July 20 – Red, White and Ace (Contemporary, Folk & Rock)
• Sun. July 24 – To be Announced
• Wed. July 27 – Garage Escape (Variety)
• Sun. July 31 – Gord Magee & The Blue Sky Fliers (Country, Irish & Bluegrass)
• Wed. Aug 3 – Sidestreet (Rock, Country & Blues)
• Wed. Aug 6 – Northline (Country, Blues, Oldies & Rock)
• Sun. Aug 7 – Gary Peters (Country)
• Wed. Aug 10 – Random Selection (Classic & Modern Rock and Country)
• Sun. Aug 14 – Just Us (Classic Rock)
• Wed. Aug 17 – Nathan Bottomley (Acoustic, Pop & Contemporary)
• Sun. Aug 21 – The Usual Suspects (Rock & Roll)
• Wed. Aug 24 – Julia Tynes (Pop and R&B)
• Sun. Aug 28 – FlashBack! (Classic Rock & Oldies)
• Wed. Aug 31 – Rezonator (Progressive Rock, Blues & Classical Sounds)
The schedule is subject to change, and weather permitting. Find complete band bios at city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/concertsinthepark.
• Join in the fun on Wednesday, July 6, from 7-10 pm to raise money for Fort McMurray at the Buckhorn Community Centre. #ALBERTASTRONG will feature live music, from contemporary country to the oldies. A light snack is included and a bar will be available, plus a chance to win